Columbia, S.C.-- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina cleaned up in the annual Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) awards. The company took the Leadership in Technology Award, while Jim Daley, the company's Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) program director, was picked for a WEDI Award of Merit.

The winners are scheduled to receive the awards at the WEDI Fall Conference, Nov. 6-9 in Phoenix. The company is one of two that will receive the Leadership in Technology Award.

WEDI awards recognize advancements in electronic data interchange and e-commerce technology in healthcare. WEDI, an association with headquarters in Reston, Va., advises the federal government on healthcare technology.

“BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is applying technology in real day scenarios and demonstrates actual value in the technology they’ve developed,” said James A. Schuping, WEDI executive vice president and CEO. “We are pleased to recognize the company for its efforts and Jim Daley for his many contributions made in support of WEDI's mission and overall activities.”

Daley, who has served on the WEDI board of directors, also has been the organization’s chairman of planning and operations and has led industry advisory groups on topics that have included ICD-10 and HIPAA.

WEDI is recognizing BlueCross for developing self-service features online, introducing healthcare swipe card technology used in doctor’s offices and processing claims in real time.

Besides providing health insurance to South Carolinians, BlueCross offers business process outsourcing and application service provider services to other insurance companies, while working with Medicare and the TRICARE health plan.

BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, has headquarters in Columbia, S.C.

Source: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

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