Security Solutions

Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pad Law Now in Effect
April 15, 2008

Dayton, Ohio-based Wilmer provides tamper-resistant prescription pad products required for compliance with a Federal Law which went into effect on April 1. The Centers for Medicine & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance last August on the provision that is included in section 7002(b) of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007. CMS outlined three characteristics of tamper-resistant prescription pads. The characteristics must prevent unauthorized copying of a completed or blank prescription form; prevent the erasure or modification of information written on the prescription by the prescriber; or prevent the use of counterfeit prescription forms.

State-Mandated Prescription Forms from Printco
April 1, 2008

Manufacturing state-mandated prescription forms since 1995, Printco, Omro, Wis., is ready for the new Medicaid mandate. Under the new policy, hand-written prescriptions for Medicaid outpatient drugs will only be reimbursable if written on a tamper-resistant prescription pad. Effective April 1, a tamper-resistant prescription pad must contain at least one of the following characteristics: • Features preventing unauthorized copying of a completed or blank prescription form • Features preventing the erasure or modification of information written on the prescription by the prescriber • Features preventing the use of counterfeit prescription forms Beginning Oct. 1, tamper-resistant prescription pad must contain all three

Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pad Law Begins April 1
March 1, 2008

Dayton, Ohio-based Wilmer provides tamper-resistant prescription pad products required for compliance with a Federal law, which goes into effect April 1. Guidelines from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to state Medicaid agencies assert the law is intended to reduce fraudulent prescription occurrences. Wilmer’s tamper-resistant prescription pads—which actually exceed Medicaid’s security feature requirements—are designed with the following security elements: • Chemical protection paper • Watermark • Micro print • Blue or green background • Heat-sensitive Rx thermochromic ink • Void pantograph For more information, visit www.4wilmer.com or call (800) 494-5637, ext 5. Visit www.printprofessionalmag.com/infocenter and enter #300

TABS Introduces e-BRIDGE SmartCard
January 1, 2008

Irvine, California–based Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) just launched a new document security authentication solution exclusively for its e-STUDIO family of products: e-BRIDGE SmartCard. Based on proven current-generation personal identity card technology, e-BRIDGE SmartCard allows businesses to keep sensitive documents from being seen, exposed or misrouted, by requiring an authorized user to swipe a personalized access card to release documents from the printing queue. “The e-BRIDGE SmartCard answers the call from business[es] for increased document security and privacy, while not being overly complex to deploy or use day-to-day,” said Kay Fernandez, director, product and solutions marketing for TABS. TABS’ new e-BRIDGE SmartCard authentication

Arthur Blank & Co. Adds Secure Bank Cards
January 1, 2008

Boston-based Arthur Blank & Co., a division of American Banknote, is aggressively expanding into the secure bank card market in the United States with the recent MasterCard and VISA certifications of its 50,000 square foot production facility in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. Internationally, American Banknote is one of the leading global providers of MasterCard, VISA and other secure credit cards. The newly-certified Tennessee facility joins card production facilities worldwide, including France, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and the Czech Republic, with an annual manufacturing capacity of more than 2 billion plastic cards for payment, pre-paid, gift, marketing and chip-based card products. “This new U.S. facility for

Xerox Thwarts Forgery with InfraredMark Specialty Printing
November 1, 2007

Xerox, Stamford, Conn., introduced a new security technology which prints variable text that can only be read when exposed to infrared light. The technology can be used to authenticate tickets, coupons, certificates, licenses, identification papers and other high-value documents. InfraredMark Specialty Imaging Font does not require special ink, but is printed with ordinary toner—the “dry ink” that forms xerographic images. It can be produced on standard Xerox digital systems using standard papers, and if the document is copied or altered, the infrared text will become substantially distorted and illegible under infrared light. Traditional security printing is costly and reserved for high-value documents, including

Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pad Law Delayed Until April 1
September 25, 2007

Wilmer, Dayton, Ohio, is reminding distributors that a federal law originally scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1 mandating all written, non-electronic prescriptions for Medicaid recipients be written on tamper-resistant pads, has been delayed by six months. Congressional members approved the measure delaying implementation on Sept. 27, and set April 1 as the new date to comply with the law. In order to qualify for reimbursement by the federal government, characteristics of compliant prescription pads include: • The prevention of unauthorized copying of a completed or blank prescription form • The prevention of erasure or modification of information written on the prescription by

Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pad Law Effective October 1
September 25, 2007

Wilmer, Dayton, Ohio, is reminding distributors that a new federal law starting on Oct. 1 mandates all written, non-electronic prescriptions for Medicaid recipients be written on tamper-resistant pads in order to qualify for reimbursement by the federal government. Characteristics of compliant prescription pads include: • The prevention of unauthorized copying of a completed or blank prescription form • The prevention of erasure or modification of information written on the prescription by the prescriber • The prevention of use of counterfeit prescription forms Wilmer offers tamper-resistant prescription pads which meet Medicaid requirements through the following eight security features: • Void pantograph • Chemical protection

Checklist
August 1, 2007

Ameriprint and Pyramid Checks & Printing share their most requested check security products. The features in high demand at Pyramid include: • Thermocromatic inks • Opaque/coin reactive inks • Appleton Docucheck paper stock • Void pantographs Ameriprint’s customers request: • Copy-resistant check backgrounds and endorsement areas • Micro-printed borders and signature lines • Security papers with toner fusion • Security papers with visible and fluorescent fibers • Security papers that are sensitive to alteration chemicals

Security Checkpoint
August 1, 2007

The con is everywhere. No matter what precautions are implemented, the digital world continues to pose new security issues to the identities of its users. And, while banks and financial institutions become more savvy about fraud and regulations, including 2004’s Check 21, the threat of check fraud remains. Due to heavier media coverage, it’s possible the majority of Americans might be more concerned with identity theft than they are with check fraud. Nevertheless, companies handling secure documents and manufacturing, such as Harvard, Illinois-based Ameriprint, continue to focus on check security. “Our most pressing concern is helping distributors convince their clients that they are potential