Apps are awesome. And for all of you non-millennials, we’re not talking about the appetizers you have the option of ordering from restaurants. Of course, depending on the establishment you visit, most appetizers are delicious. But we digress. An app (which is short for “application) is usually showcased as an icon on a smartphone or tablet that represents a website or program that can be used on the mobile device.

These days, there seems to be an app for everything. If you want to watch Netflix on your phone, download their app. If you want to order products from Amazon on your tablet, download their app. And, of course, let’s not forget the long list of social media platforms that are available to you by – you guessed it – downloading their apps. Essentially, apps serve as convenient little shortcuts to just about everything that may interest you.

A new FreedomCare app is poised to revolutionize the health care industry.

As reported by AP News yesterday, there is a brand new app on the market that is set to take the health care industry by storm. It has been developed and released by FreedomCare, which is New York’s leading organization for the Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program – also known as CDPAP or self-directed care.

As the report explains, FreedomCare is responsible for the changing of over 35,000 elderly New Yorkers by allowing them to choose anyone they want to provide them with day-to-day home care. Such individuals could be family members, friends or former home care workers. However, the organization is like so many others in the United States – they’ve encountered numerous instances of health care fraud.

How does the new FreedomCare app work?

In an effort to combat health care fraud incidents, FreedomCare recently unveiled a new app that utilizes state-of-the-art facial recognition technology in order to prevent users from abusing self-directed care. The app is being heralded as an excellent crime stopper.

Benjamin Wolf, is the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at FreedomCare. “The technology is incredibly smart,” he is quoted as saying in the AP News report, “It insists on a perfect match—lookalikes will not make the cut—and it recognizes if a photo is being used in place of a real person. There is no room for games.”

“Technology doesn’t improve by itself; it takes teams of people, working together,” adds Director of Technology at FreedomCare, Ryan Hofman, “This app is a great achievement and raises the standard for our industry. We will continue to challenge ourselves to raise the bar through technology and innovation.”

The Allegiant Experts team is very happy to hear about this fascinating new development.

Here’s to FreedomCare’s initiative to significantly diminish health care fraud. Let’s hope other organizations and health care providers can take advantage of the same technology. It is our hope that there will be more good news stories to report on throughout 2019.

As always, our team will do our part to combat health care fraud. If you’re a lawyer working on a health care fraud case, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help. For information about our clinical expert services, call us at 407-217-5831 or email us at info@allegiantexperts.com.