Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina's inability to reimburse some providers due to continuing technical glitches is causing financial strain and headaches for some physician practices, according to an article from the News & Observer.
The article explains that providers who are experiencing difficulty with reimbursements are those whose patients buy their own insurance, often through the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange. According to BCBSNC, only 15 percent of claims have been delayed, and it is due to "configuration issues that are being fixed." BCBSNC has been grappling with tech issues since January.
The insurer's tech issues cause both financial distress and cash flow issues for providers, the article says. Chapel Hill Pediatrics officials also tell the newspaper that a delay in billing patients makes their practice appear disorganized, which jeopardizes patient trust.
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