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UnitedHealth Group Issues Seven Millionth Electronic Benefits Card

Monday 22 March 2004 17:33 CET | News

UnitedHealth Groups UnitedHealthcare clients has already reached more than one-third of the Companys more than 18 million employer-sponsored health benefits customers. The consumer identification cards can be swiped through any point-of-sale device at a hospital, physician office or other care location, and utilize the MasterCard network to transmit and receive important insurance eligibility and benefit data. UnitedHealthcares research indicates more than 85 percent of physicians in its more than 400,000 doctor network currently accept MasterCard. UnitedHealthcares systems connect to the MasterCard network, verify the location of service, and use proprietary technology to transmit HIPAA-compliant benefit information back to the sender at their request. Using these cards, office staff can verify patient eligibility for benefits and basic information about co-payments and deductibles, eliminating the need to make telephonic or Internet inquires.

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