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Anthem Rolling Out New Health Information Network

The company will make Availity's exchange available to providers at no charge.

Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Anthem Blue Cross is rolling out a health information network from Jacksonville, Fla.-based Availity to California healthcare providers.

The network allows providers to:

  • Obtain current insurance coverage information on patients
  • Submit claims online
  • Monitor the status of claim submissions
  • Access patient clinical history and care alert messages

Physicians also will have access to CareProfile, Availity’s claims-based electronic medical record.

“Making patient information more readily available to providers is important in helping improve efficiency and quality in health care,” Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem Blue Cross, says in a statement. “Availity’s efficiencies allow providers to spend more time with patients, not managing paperwork, ultimately reducing health care costs while improving patient outcomes.”

Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio

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