Vericred launches health insurance card scanning API

NYC-based data services company Ideon announced the availability of its Card Scanning API to identify a user’s provider-network from their insurance card. This solution helps solve one of the toughest health insurance problems: most members don’t know their health insurance network.

“As fewer health insurance plans offer out-of-network benefits, and those costs have continued to soar, finding an in-network provider is more critical than ever. Yet most people simply don’t know their network, so finding an in-network provider is very challenging. By extracting the network ID from an image of a user’s insurance card, we enable digital health and insurance apps to easily surface in-network doctors, hospitals, and other facilities.” – Michael W. Levin, Vericred’s CEO.

The Card Scanning API allows provider search and doctor appointment apps, benefits administration platforms and other digital health companies to develop digital experiences that connect users to the in-network providers they need; easily and accurately.

How the Card Scanning API works:

  1. End-user uploads an image of their health insurance card to a digital health app.
  2. The digital health app transmits the image to Vericred, via the Card Scanning API.
  3. Vericred’s API identifies and returns the user’s network ID.
  4. The application then uses the network ID to search for in-network providers and facilities.

In response to COVID-19, Vericred is offering the card scanning API, at no cost, to its partners through the end of 2020.