Great quote from VP of Marketing Joe Gregory in press release that came out today: “There appears to be a paradox in the industry. One half of the respondents were still processing 25% paper and the overall electronic payment penetration is estimated to be near 60%. Meanwhile, satisfaction levels toward EDI adoption with hospital revenue cycle managers are 91%! There is a clear disconnect between expectations of industry influencers and actual achievements.”
If you remember, I came away from the recent IOFM Payments Summit with a feeling that there is a big opportunity in capturing paper EOBs when combined with the right additional processes - mainly in the area of payment processing. I think the results of this study re-enforce that view.
"The data affirms that there is still a lot of untapped value in transforming revenue cycle operations from paper-based to digital processing. Our action item from this survey is to develop additional educational programs on the benefits of electronification and methods to achieve straight-through-processing of payments and remittances," added Barry Cohen, co-president of Orbograph.