It’s an exciting time for HealthStar. This week, our company was featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel as well as on USA Today. Our founder and CEO Dr. Ed Breazeale spoke about a number of issues plaguing the healthcare system, including the fraud, waste, and abuse that often occur in Medicaid reimbursement for home health services. As the article notes, “nearly $3.6 billion in personal care services were paid improperly in 2015,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Breazeale also explained how HealthStar’s patented electronic visit verification (EVV) technology reduces system cheating through GPS. Within the first few months of implementing HealthStar Visit, our technology flagged a care giver attempting to bill services from Egypt while visiting family.
"In the outpatient world, nobody’s watching...” Breazeale said. “If you're cheating the patient or you're not doing what you're supposed to do, you’re not only cheating the patient but you're cheating the system."