Could there be changes looming on how billing services and health insurers work together to manage claims processing and related transactions more efficiently and effectively. Representatives from the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) gathered at Institute 2009 in San Diego in June to discuss this and present survey findings to executives of America's Health Insurance Plans.

"HBMA is committed to its ongoing outreach efforts, and is focused on securing cost reductions that will ultimately benefit all stakeholders, including payers, providers and patients," says Brad Lund, HBMA executive director. "As part of HBMA's efforts, we will also be reaching out to individual health insurance companies to identify practical administrative simplification solutions."

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