Increasing Inaccuracy in Health Insurance Claims Payment

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A report from The American Medical Association released in June found an increased inaccuracy in the payment of health claims. This means an astounding 3.6 million claims are being handled incorrectly.

The error rate is 19.3%, an increase of 2% over the last year. The one in five claims is being handled erroneously leads to waste in money spent on health care and administrative costs, as well as frustration for patients and health care providers. AMA Board Member Barbara McAneny, MD stated that these errors wasted an stonishing $17 billion. McAneny goes on to say that “Health insurers must put more effort into paying claims correctly the first time to save precious health care dollars and reduce unnecessary administrative tasks that take time and resources away from patient care.”

At Bonny G. Rafel LLC we can help you fight these erroneous denials.

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