first_imgSenator Shumlin today announced the development of a state of the art health care billing system.  The system will include health care insurance cards, a health care payment card and an established network where providers and payers can connect via a central hub.  This new structure will fix our broken and confusing collections system byimproving efficiency and saving Vermonters money.   We have the opportunity to lead the nation by becoming the first state to implement an efficient and effective health care billing system, said Senator Peter Shumlin. Vermont has led the nation in health care reform and can continue to lead with the implementation of a health care billing system that will save Vermonters hundreds of millions of dollars.Twenty cents of every dollar spent on health care is directed toward health care s inefficient billing system.  The implementation of this state of the art system has the potential to save Vermonters $300 million. It is my goal to leave this session with a plan to move Vermont toward a system where every Vermonter has a healthcare card and access to a more affordable health care system, said Senator Shumlin.Such a system is reliant on a state of the art technology infrastructure and the development of this system will better position Vermont to take advantage of the federal stimulus grants for broadband. The Senate Appropriations and Health and Welfare committees will hear testimony on the development of this health care billing system this afternoon.Source: Office of the President Pro Temlast_img

Shumlin presents new health care billing plan

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