The trade group America's Health Insurance Plans released a study reporting that most hospitals, doctors and pharmacies are now sending claims to insurers electronically. According to the group, 74 percent of claims are now electronic, up sharply from 43 percent a decade ago. According to the New York Times, the trend "reflects the growing role of companies specializing in claims processing." The release of the AHIP study comes just after yesterday's mammoth Athenahealth report ranking major insurers on the speed (or lack thereof) with which they repay claims.
- see this article from The New York Times