Think Tank Urges New Federal Office To Simplify Health Insurance Administration
Health insurers, however, raise concerns and suggest other parts of health economy must also be considered.
The Hill: Report: Simplifying Office Tasks Could Save Health System $40 Billion
Streamlining administrative procedures in healthcare would save the system some $40 billion per year, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The liberal-leaning think tank said major savings could come from three key areas: integrating administrative rules and systems; coordinating similar processes; and creating a new federal office designed to simplify the logistics of healthcare (Baker, 6/11).
CQ HealthBeat: CAP Call For Administrative Savings Office Draws Lukewarm Insurer Response
But in response, America's Health Insurance Plans President Karen Ignagni said: Not so fast. ... Ignagni emphasized that "all stakeholders," not just insurers, need to be part of the discussion about how to produce administrative savings (Reichard, 6/11).