Health care may rejuvenate the decades-old automated clearing house network.

Nacha, the electronic payments association, is working with a health care consortium to draft rules for making the ACH network the default vehicle for payments that health insurers make to doctors and other care providers. If Nacha and its partner are successful, they could potentially bring more transaction volume to the network, which wants to expand its usefulness, especially for business-to-business payments, and make it easier for banks to cater to the industry.

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