Emdeon Awarded Health and Human Services Contract to Define Process for Electronic Healthcare Transaction Standards

   Emdeon Awarded Health and Human Services Contract to Define Process for
                 Electronic Healthcare Transaction Standards

Project to test HIPAA and ACA electronic transaction standards to identify and
correct technical issues prior to adoption by HHS

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc., a leading provider
of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information
exchange solutions, today announced it has been awarded a contract to define
the processes and tools needed to move electronic healthcare transaction
standards to a new version. Under the contract, Emdeon will develop and
execute an analytical methodology for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) to estimate the industry impact of moving to a new version of
electronic transaction standards. The recommended process will be submitted
prior to the standards development organization proposing adoption by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the National Committee on
Vital and Health Statistics.

The purpose of the project is to define the activities when new HIPAA and ACA
transaction standards are adopted to avoid the implementation issues that have
been associated with revised transaction standards in the recent past.
According to CMS, the intent of the project is to greatly reduce the
likelihood of technical issues going undetected until after the standards are
adopted and to eliminate the negative impacts such technical issues would have
on the healthcare industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Emdeon will
analyze the functionality, usability, interoperability and business usage of a
sample of draft versions of HIPAA standards for the following healthcare
transactions: claims, claim status, claim payment/remittance advice,
eligibility and referral authorizations, as well as any new standard that HHS
may consider for adoption during the term of the project.

"We are pleased to work with HHS on such a high-visibility project and lend
our industry experience to help avoid costly implementation interruptions that
could potentially save the healthcare industry millions of dollars," said
Debbi Meisner, vice president of regulatory strategy for Emdeon. "As the
single largest clinical, financial and administrative health information
exchange in the U.S. healthcare system, Emdeon's extensive experience will
enable us to identify and correct potential technical issues during all phases
of the transition to a new version of the transaction standards."

About Emdeon
Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and
clinical information exchange solutions, connecting payers, providers and
patients in the U.S.healthcare system. Emdeon's offerings integrate and
automate key business and administrative functions of its payer and provider
customers throughout the patient encounter. For more information, visit
www.emdeon.com.

SOURCE Emdeon Inc.

Website: http://www.emdeon.com
Contact: Media Relations, Amanda Woodhead, +1-615-932-3863,
awoodhead@emdeon.com
 
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