The American Health Information Management Association has become the latest organization to support an industrywide initiative to make patient bills clear, concise and correct. The Patient Friendly Billing Project was formed four years ago and is led by the Healthcare Financial Management Association in partnership with the American Hospital Association, the Medical Group Management Association and other industry groups. The project has developed materials to communicate billing concepts to patients, flow statements that lay out how bills develop as a patient moves through the hospital, and glossaries of billing terms. The materials are online at www.patientfriendlybilling.org. -- by John Morrissey
AHIMA signs on to patient-friendly billing project
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