Managing Health Plan Interaction: Electronic Transactions
Save time. Save money. Reduce administrative hassles.
You could save your practice time and money while dramatically reducing the number of administrative hassles you deal with every day!
The AMA can help make this dream a reality by assisting you in the adoption of key electronic healthcare transactions mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Did you know?
An estimated 3 billion claims were submitted in 20071. If both physicians and payers used HIPAA-standard electronic transactions instead of manual ones, the health care system could save $90.27 billion each year.
 Sources: 2006 Physician Characteristics; National Healthcare Exchange Service, 2007
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We'll walk you through the process.
First, consult Understanding the HIPAA standard transactions: The HIPAA Transactions and Code Set rule for an overview of the HIPAA electronic healthcare transactions.
- “Questions to ask a health insurer before enrolling in an electronic transactions program” outlines key issues with using electronic transactions that you need to carefully consider.
- “Questions to ask a billing service before enrolling in an electronic transactions program” provides key questions to discuss with your billing service to understand how it can assist you in using electronic transactions.
- “Questions to ask a clearinghouse before enrolling in an electronic transactions program” provides key questions to discuss whether your clearinghouse provides satisfactory functionality for electronic transactions.
Then, take advantage of the archived information webinars and free AMA-created toolkits, available to help your practice adopt the full range of electronic transactions: