Using Barcodes to Improve Insurance Processes
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Overview: Throughout the insurance industry, barcodes offer many benefits. They can help expedite backfile conversions, improve processing of current documents, and even initiate electronic workflow processes. When your document management software has the ability to integrate with your claims management system, you can be assured that indexing is always accurate and up-to-date. Bar codes can ensure that new business correspondence is associated with a policy number. Retrieval is dramatically improved, and the return on investment (ROI) is typically realized in very little time. Implementation of barcode technology usually results in the ability to process more work without adding staff. This article addresses the use of barcodes to reduce the need for manual indexing; enable easier scanning of large batches of documents; facilitate processing, coupling barcode reading with digital business process management and workflow; and more.