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  •  It doesn't take all insurance companies (2+ / 0-)
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    Libby Shaw, ozsea1

    ...to throw a monkey wrench into works.

    The Baucuscare bill was written by a WellPoint executive on leave and advantages the operating style of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies, especially those privatized under the WellPoint organization (some of which carry the Anthem brand).   Other insurers might not have been pleased with some of the bill's provisions.

    Apparently the data transaction integration requirement passed in HIPAA during the Clinton administration and beginning to be implemented by insurers when the Bush administration took office were not completed in a way that permitted complete interoperability between all providers and all insurers.   One critical piece that apparently had multiple forms was the HIPAA 834 data transaction for enrolling beneficiaries in plans, the very data transaction that HHS thought they could easily use to push enrollments out to insurers.  Reports about the failure of the backend of healthcare.gov to enroll correct enrollment forms seemed to stem from the fact that the insurance companies had not implemented the common data transaction that HHS had to design mid-project in order to deal with the different implementations of HIPAA data transaction 834.

    And the verification failure with Experian are similar to those that merchants face every day when they tell customers "the computer is down."   Or "the computer is slow today".  But let it happen in a government system and it's seen as a major failure and used as an argument against government.  IMO it's an argument against Experian.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 09:55:50 AM PST

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