The "HIDDEN MESSAGE TECHNOLOGY" (VOID background) feature
is the most common and least dependable security feature.
Words such as VOID and UNAUTHORIZED COPY should appear when a document is copied .....
BUT IT DOESN'T ALWAYS APPEAR
It's a fact.
As digital technology continues to evolve and photo copier and scanner technology continues to improve,
you may find that copies can be made without the hidden message appearing.
There are dozens different patents as well as public domain methods used to print this technology.
Unfortunately NONE of these techniques work 100% of the time on 100% of the copiers.
For this reason it is important to use Layer on Layer Technology to protect documents from accurate duplication.
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.
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
All Security Features fell into two categories. Security Features were described as either
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.