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February 12, 1987: Electronic Claim Submission

WHEREAS system of electronic claims submission are becoming increasingly common because of cost savings to carrier.

And WHEREAS the complexity of managing deductibles, copayments, supplementary insurance contributions, major medicals, and MAAC limits make it increasingly important for the physician to incorporate"explanation of benefits" information into his office computer system.

And WHEREAS the need to solicit physicians cooperation in electronic claims submission provides a suitable moment to request carries to provide electronic information in return.

RESOLVED that ASIM promote the reverse flow of electronic explanation of benefits information to the provider in any system, but particularly a Medicare system, of electronic claims submission.

Originally published: Tuesday, November 06, 2018; most-recently modified: Friday, May 17, 2019