With Bluefin’s Decryptx solution, OnPlan Health clients get a fully integrated solution for all patient payments, with the security and reduced scope of PCI P2PE
May 3, 2016 – Bannockburn, IL – Healthcare patient payment and billing leader OnPlan Health has partnered with Bluefin to provide clients with PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) through the OnPlan Health solution.
OnPlan Health eases the administrative and financial burden on providers and patients by delivering smarter, more proactive ways to manage out-of-pocket medical expenses. OnPlan’s suite of services encompasses patient payments from beginning to end—automated payment plans, full online billing, and advanced payment processing.
OnPlan is the only comprehensive payment solution with unparalleled protection. PCI-validated P2PE secures card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point-of-entry swipe or keypad device, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available in the device or the merchant’s system where it could be exposed to malware. Decryptx, Bluefin’s Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, provides all of the security of Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution suite through the OnPlan Health platform.
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there were 781 publicized data breaches in 2015. 277 of these were in healthcare, with a staggering 112 million records exposed in this segment alone.
“As credit card transactions continue to rise along with the risk of cardholder breach, healthcare providers are beginning to realize the security and compliance impact of taking payments over the phone or in person using web services, where malware could compromise card entry,” said David King, OnPlan’s Chief Technology Officer. “Bluefin is aligned with OnPlan’s vision, technology and strategy to deliver a simple and elegant solution tailored for the complex healthcare payment ecosystem.”
Benefits of a PCI-validated P2PE solution for merchants include reduced PCI compliance and scope, saving time and money on annual audits, and the assurance that the technology has been vetted and approved by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC). OnPlan enables the solution to be easily deployed with any payment application. And through the partnership, Bluefin handles all device management, chain of custody and customer support for OnPlan Health clients. OnPlan’s Universal Token provides additional security by allowing the provider to store a token—a representation of the customer’s credit card—that is portable across the provider’s merchant ecosystem.
“In this age of cyber-attacks and security breaches, secure payment solutions are absolutely mandatory. Various studies have shown that healthcare has had the second largest number of security breaches in the last 12 months,” said Greg Cornwell, SVP, Security Solutions, Bluefin. “Healthcare is the new darling of cyberthieves thanks to the black market value of healthcare data, and PCI-validated P2PE is a key tool in the fight to protect patient payment data. We are very excited to partner with OnPlan Health and bring the security of our P2PE solution to their clients.”
Munson Healthcare, with nine hospitals throughout Northern Michigan, is at the leading edge of this technology. “We are committed to ensuring the most secure environment for our patients when they pay by credit card. OnPlan’s P2PE solution is a critical component in our long-term strategy to securely capture card data at our Call Centers and points of service,” remarked Lori Weedon, Corporate Director, Revenue Cycle, at Munson Healthcare.
About OnPlan Health
OnPlan Health is a healthcare payments innovator that provides an automated, customized approach that helps hospitals and health systems direct and collect patient payments. OnPlan’s advanced payment solution offers end-to-end credit card protection and payment processing across an entire system, and can seamlessly integrate with any payment application. OnPlan is headquartered in Bannockburn, IL, just north of Chicago. For more information, please visit www.onplanhealth.com.