On Aug. 22, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent No. 9,740,823 to HealthStar, LLC founder and CEO Dr. Ed Breazeale for the underlying approach utilized in our electronic visit verification (EVV) system. HealthStar is the sole licensee for this patented technology.
According to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Health and Human Services (HHS) made approximately $90 billion in improper payments to Medicaid and Medicare programs in 2017. Improper payments are often made due to undocumented services, uncertified personal care assistant (PCA) workers, and services billed while members were institutionalized and therefore not authorized to receive services.