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See you in 6 months. and your insurer is OK with the bill

The New York Times, June 28, 2010

While you’re putting your clothes back on in the doctor’s exam room, a new conversation could begin. Not between you and the doctor, but between your doctor’s software system and your insurer’s system.It’s not fantasy. Instant processing has been discussed in the health care industry long enough that it has acquired a formal term: “real-time claims adjudication.” But progress toward universal adoption has been slow.