HIT Consultant May 7, 2021
According to the 2020 CAQH Index report, an annual report published by the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, a study of eight key transactional areas revealed opportunities for cost savings totaling $13.3 billion for medical providers and plans willing to move to fully electronic administrative processes. The CAQH report examined eight key transactions: Eligibility and Benefit Verification, Prior Authorization, Claim Submission, Attachments, Coordination of Benefits, Claim Status Inquiry, Claim Payment, and Remittance Advice.
1. Eligibility and benefit verification
Of the 13.3-billion-dollar savings opportunity for medical organizations, the greatest area for cost savings – accounting for 51 percent of the total ($6.7 billion) – comes in the area of eligibility and benefit verification. With 84 percent of these transactions being fully...