GeBBS Healthcare Blog

ERAs Are a Win-Win over Paper EOBs

Posted on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 08:52 AM

The introduction several years ago of the ERA (Electronic Remittance Advice) created a quantum leap in the healthcare billing arena by providing an improvement to the traditional, paper-based EOBs. Astonishingly, many providers have not taken advantage of this revolutionary change. It has been estimated that even today only 46 percent of the claims are processed electronically, while the remaining 54% claims are processed in the traditional paper-based method. However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated that all healthcare plans adopt and support ERA operating rules before January 1, 2014. 

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Tags: Data Analytics, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Electronic Remittance Advices (ERAs), Explanations Of Benefits (EOBs), Accounts Receivable (A/R), Insurance Billing Solutions

Why Switch to ERAs?

Posted on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Why Switch to ERAs?
In addition to inefficient processing and high administrative costs, paper EOBs contribute to a provider’s

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struggle with physical storage and document inaccessibility. Rummaging through paper archives as a means to investigate and manage secondary claims does not promote efficiency.
Even worse, your medical practice or hospital may miss out on the opportunity to harness the power of big data. In the absence of a readily accessible and centralized data warehouse, providers forfeit the opportunity to effectively analyze their payments and denials in hopes of making smarter business decisions.


How ERA Will Benefit Your Practice?
ERAs were created to handle increasing transaction volumes, complex compliance issues and high administrative costs. ERAs alleviate the tedious process of manually entering, checking and posting payments by automating processes and accelerating the revenue cycle.

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Tags: Data Analytics, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Electronic Remittance Advices (ERAs), Explanations Of Benefits (EOBs)

Why ERAs Are More Efficient than EOBs

Posted on Wed, Jan 07, 2015 @ 02:08 PM

It is no secret that the healthcare industry is burdened with costly administrative processes. A good example of this are paper explanation of benefits (EOB) forms that have been estimated to cost nearly $18,600 per physician per year in administrative fees.

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Tags: Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Electronic Remittance Advices (ERAs), Explanations Of Benefits (EOBs), Affordable Care Act

Understanding Electronic Remittance Advices: Benefits & Obstacles

Posted on Sat, Nov 17, 2012 @ 02:33 PM

EOBs Are Going the Way of the Dinosaurs – Extinction!
Make Sure Your Facility Doesn’t Follow Them.


The “paper blizzard” that the healthcare industry has been caught in for many years is finally starting to subside. The inefficiencies of dealing with too much paper in the healthcare payment process are well documented.

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Tags: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Electronic Remittance Advices (ERAs), Explanations Of Benefits (EOBs)