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AMA: Nearly one in five medical claims processed inaccurately
Los Angeles Times

Health insurance companies are inaccurately processing nearly one in five medical claims, slowing payments to doctors and adding bureaucratic headaches to patients, the American Medical Association said this morning.

In its annual report card on the health insurance industry, released during the the group’s annual House of Delegates meeting here, the AMA said commercial health insurance companies have an error rate of 19.3 percent, up 2 percentage points from last year’s report.