Doc offices: Get ready for digital insurance ID cards

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Cell phone apps have begun to replace the stack of identification and affiliation cards patients used to keep on keychains and in wallets. Now health insurance companies have joined the fray by providing their customers with digital identification cards, sometimes to the dismay of doctor’s offices set up to deal with paper or plastic cards, according to an article from AAFP News.

When it comes to technology, physicians can be both legitimately wary and slow to move with the times–just consider how many continue to use pagers. Even for technologically advanced practices, digital ID cards can be an administrative headache when an office lacks the technology needed to get the information from the phone into its billing system, according to the article.

Read the full article: Fierce Practice Management

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