The AMA is committed to reducing administrative burdens on practices. Physicians and practice staff spend hours dealing with complex issues surrounding the insurance claim payment process, including prior authorizations, patient eligibility inquiries, claim filing and payment reconciliation, costing the practice money and time that could be better spent on patient care.
Physicians and their staff can reduce the time spent on these burdensome processes by implementing standard electronic health care transactions to complete practice revenue functions. The AMA’s Electronic Transaction Toolkits offer a wealth of information to help practices transition to electronic processes and improve the efficiency of their business.
General Electronic Transaction Resources
The following AMA-developed resources provide an overview of the standard electronic transactions mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), offer implementation guidance and detail actions practices can take if they encounter health plan compliance issues.