tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2005 Issue 37

Physicians: E-Claim/Paper Attachment Combo Slowly Fading

E-standards may be more opportunity than compliance burden.Tired of sending paper attachments to follow up on electronic claims? There is hope on the horizon for physicians pining for a more efficient process.Problem: The hassle of submitting paper attachments can lead to delays and even losses when the carriers fail to match  claims with the correct attachments, providers complain. But Medicare carriers haven't been set up to receive attachments electronically. Positive signs: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is putting out a proposed rule on accepting electronic attachments. The rule is expected to be published in the...

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