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Premera Blue Cross Launches Real-Time Cost-Estimator and Claims Adjudication Tool

Premera Blue Cross (Mountainlake Terrace, Wash.), has launched a new real-time cost-estimator and claims-adjudication tool that will enable providers to produce immediate out-of-pocket expense estimates for patients.

The online tool gives providers the option of using the Web-based program to submit their claims to Premera for processing in real time, reducing paperwork and postage and reducing the period for reimbursement by days.

The estimates-and-claims tool appears on Premera`s Web site in a secure area of the Provider Portal. The new technology aims to provide wider transparency and assistance for consumers in informing them of their costs up front, according to Premera.

Peggy Bresnick Kendler has been a writer for 30 years. She has worked as an editor, publicist and school district technology coordinator. During the past decade, Bresnick Kendler has worked for UBM TechWeb on special financialservices technology-centered ... View Full Bio

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