There is much more to
Document Security Paper
than just Hidden Message Technology
(also known as "VOID Background").
Until regulations were passed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services stating that all
Medicaid Prescription must be written on Tamper Resistant Paper, the definition of Tamper Resistant Paper
Prior to this legislation, paper that contained one or more security features could be defined as
However following the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) legislation that went into effect October 1, 2008, to be considered Tamper Resistant Security Paper as it relates to Prescription Paper (Rx Scripts), the actual paper on which the script is written must contain
at least ONE SECURITY FEATURE from each of the three categories as defined by CMS.
All Security Features fell into two categories. Security Features were described as either OVERT
To secure a document, it was recommended to use one or more security features from each category
CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) described these categories as follows:
Category One ~
One or More industry-recognized features designed to prevent unauthorized copying
Category Two ~
One or More industry-recognized features designed to prevent the erasure or modification
of information written on a prescription by the prescriber.
Category Three ~
One or More industry-recognized features designed to prevent the use of counterfeit prescription forms.
Since the CMS legislation passed, there have been numerous discussions and papers written as to which security features fall under the three categories stated above.
It is important to note the intent of the legislation; to prevent fraud and accurate duplication of medical prescriptions.
We submit the following "Industry-Recognized" security features and the categories in which we believe they fall.
The Secure Guard line of Document Security Paper Products include a wide range of security features, both OVERT and COVERT features.
Click to view a GRID that illustrates the various features built in to each of the Secure Guard Security Paper Products.
Thanks to the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) legislation, we now have a set of guidelines which can act as a basis upon which to build a better understanding of Tamper Resistant Security Paper and Document Security Paper Features.
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