Probably not. As much as we think we are a paperless society, I think there will always be a need for a hard copy claim.
Medical records will need to be attached. Appeals. Medical justification. Anybody who has worked with electronic claims very long knows that the automated systems have automated errors and claims are rejected erroneously all the time. It takes human intervention to get them back on track, and more often than not, it takes some form of documentation to prove where the system went wrong.
So, no matter what system you are working from, planning, programming, or dreaming of, make sure to include the ability to generate paper claims - for the forseable future. I don't see this changing anytime soon.
Until next time
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A medical billing professional for over 30 years now, I have seen a lot of changes in this field, and there are a lot more on the horizon. Follow me as we see what they mean and for who.