A coalition aimed at clearing away the complexities in healthcare has launched a Web site to raise awareness of the problem and draw attention to simplification efforts happening nationwide.
The Healthcare Administrative Simplification Coalition, formed in 2005, includes payers, providers, government agencies, employers and others. Their goals include reducing redundancies in credentialing and standardizing processes on health insurance reporting and eligibility. Unnecessary complexities in healthcare cost billions annually and create confusion and adversarial relationships, the group reports online.
The site will be a "home base and a source of support" for efforts to streamline healthcare, said William Jessee, president and chief executive officer of the Medical Group Management Association and a founding member of the group.