The companies will build its claims processing platform on Google Cloud’s infrastructure, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. The goal of the collaboration is to improve patient and provider experience and reduce spending on administrative processes.
The lawsuit alleges that UPMC and the chair of its cardiothoracic surgery department knowing submitted false claims for concurrent surgeries that violated regulations. But, according to UPMC, there is no regulation that prohibits overlapping surgeries or billing for them.
Amazon may be a big fish, but its first customer for its new telehealth business is a bit smaller. Notably, Amazon is moving away from the usual per-member per-month payment structure that many telehealth companies still use.
Centene has rebutted the accusations made in a sealed lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney general that accused the insurer of over-billing the state’s Medicaid department. The lawsuit is based on a misunderstanding of how Medicaid billing operates and should be unsealed, Centene said.
Medical payments platform Inbox Health raised $15 million in series A funding. The company works with third-party billing companies to better communicate with patients and make bills clearer.
A new survey from healthcare revenue cycle firm Waystar shows that most patients find their medical bills confusing and delay payment because of financial constraints. But there are steps hospitals can take to improve the billing experience for patients.