Navigation Links
AHIP Statement on American Medical Association (AMA) Claims Processing Report

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni issued the following statement today in regard to a report by the American Medical Association on processing of physician claims:


"Administrative simplification that benefits consumers and the physicians who serve them is a top priority for our community.

"Recent data from PricewaterhouseCoopers indicate administrative costs have been stable for four decades. As a result of the move to electronic processing, the cost for each claim has actually declined, enabling insurers to provide value added services to consumers, such as disease management programs, without contributing to rising health care costs.

"AHIP data indicate that virtually all 'clean' claims are processed within 30 days. AHIP members have worked collaboratively with physicians to make improvements in processes to promote efficiency and move to real-time payment. In order for claims to be processed as efficiently and promptly as possible, both insurers and physicians need to strive for accuracy and timeliness. For example, data show there is often a significant lag time between when services are provided and physician claims are submitted. Data also indicate that there are a significant number of incomplete and duplicate claims filed.

"Reports released last week decried 'no questions asked' reimbursement in Medicare and emphasized the need to scrutinize claims to prevent fraud. In addition, research shows more than $200 billion is spent annually on services that are not in sync with medical science, the result of wide variation in practice, overuse, underuse, and misuse of services. Our view is that discussions of efficiency are important, but that they should be broad discussions of opportunities for improvement by all the responsible stakeholders."

America's Health Insurance Plans - Providing Health Benefits to More Than 200 Million Americans

SOURCE America's Health Insurance Plans
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NCPA Statement on Senate Medicare Vote
2. Statement from Cleveland Clinic Regarding Pope Shenouda
3. Social Security Statement Advises Seniors to Consider Private Long-Term Care Insurance, LTC Agency Reports; Medicare Wont Cover It
4. XL Capital Ltd Issues Statement Regarding Merrill Lynch Lawsuit Against XL Capital Assurance Inc. (XLCA) a Subsidiary of Security Capital Assurance Ltd
5. Statement of Robert OConnor, M.D., M.P.H. Chair, American Heart Association, Emergency Cardiovascular Committee, on U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the Josh Miller HEARTS Act
6. NCPA Statement on Sen. Baucus Medicare Bill Inclusion of Solutions for Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Problems
7. Video: Zix Corporation Issues Statement Supporting Bipartisan Push for Medicare e-Prescribing Requirement
8. Statement by Steve Case, Co-Founder, AOL and Chairman of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure ( on News of Senator Ted Kennedys Brain Cancer Diagnosis
9. Pelosi Statement on Senator Ted Kennedy
10. Statement by Lance Armstrong on Cancer Diagnosis of Senator Kennedy
11. Huntsworth plc Releases Interim Statement on First Quarter 2008
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... The holiday season is jam-packed with ... palates of attendees is of the utmost importance. Whether you are cooking at ... these recipes a try this holiday season. , Turkey Croquettes , ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public R&D institutions, ... (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... OH (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Dental ... implants in Cleveland, OH , are invited to attend Dr. Mark Iacobelli’s Advanced Implant ... this year in Cleveland, OH. , As the co-founders of Advanced Implant Mentoring ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce the ... While many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment of ... suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ (temporo-mandibular ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While riding the bus, I saw a ... “I thought there had to be a convenient and comfortable way to protect them ... enables disabled individuals to safely travel during cold or inclement weather. In doing so, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the Japanese ... Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" report ... --> This new 247-page report ... drug monitoring market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ) has announced ... by Type (Dressings, Therapy Devices, Active Wound Care), Application ... and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020" report ... --> The purpose of this report is ... global advanced wound care market. It involves deep dive ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... the "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type (Reagents ... Industry, Academics, Clinical Diagnostic Labs), Application (Research, ... to 2020" report to their offering. ... the addition of the "Radioimmunoassay Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: