Electronic Data interchanges (EDI) in HIPAA
Electronic data interchange (EDI) is redefining the healthcare claims process. It enlarges the scope of the claims process to include information exchange between providers and payers as compared to a more inter departmental approach used in paper based claims.
EDI makes the claims processing information flow more smooth for internal and external processes and makes the process more productive and less expensive. Billings and collections forms a very large component of hospital administrative costs and making the entire process electronic creates a smarter and more manageable system which does away with the need of a overloaded patient accounting department