Improving the claims process with EDI.Healthc Financ Manage. 1993 Jan; 47(1):48-9, 52.HF
Electronic data interchange (EDI) is redefining the healthcare claims process. The traditional managerial approach to claims processing emphasizes information flow within the patient accounting department and between patient accounting and other departments. EDI enlarges the scope of the claims process to include information exchange between providers and payers. Using EDI to improve both external and internal information exchange makes the claims process more efficient and less expensive. This article is excerpted from "The Healthcare Financial Manager's Guide to Healthcare EDI," by James J. Moynihan, published by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.