South Carolina BlueCross cimrONE System and Affiliated Network Services To Offer Real Time Claims Adjudication to Dental Industr

South Carolina BlueCross' cimrONE System and Affiliated Network Services To
Offer Real Time Claims Adjudication to Dental Industry
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CIMR, a subsidiary of BlueCross
BlueShield of South Carolina, and Affiliated Network Services (ANS) announced
today an alliance to offer real-time claims adjudication services to CIMR's
client dental insurance plans for transactions collected through the ANS
Direct(R) network of products, services and partnerships.
Under the agreement, CIMR will promote the use of the ANS Direct(R)
products and services to its client payors, and their participating providers
and ANS will promote the cimrONE system to its client payors.
When a patient visits a participating dentist of a cimrONE payor client,
the dentist will be provided with access to flexible products that verify
patient's eligibility and benefits and provide copayment information. The
dentists also will be able to submit claims, authorizations and receive
explanation of benefits (EOBs) and claims status in real time. The ability to
access cimrONE's data base directly will allow dental providers to receive
immediate full and final claims adjudication and to see the patient's
responsibility and collect payment if appropriate.
ANS will enhance cimrONE's access for providers through its inter-
connected products that include the ANS Link Internet product, batch-
connections through interfaces to more than eighty dental practice software
systems from ANS Com(R), and through partnerships with clearinghouses to offer
real-time, integrated access to the ANS Direct(R) data center.
"This agreement with ANS makes cimrONE's full and final, real-time
adjudication capability available to dental providers directly through their
practice management systems," said Don Nystrom, CIMR president. "And thanks to
the immediate, real-time responses, dental offices and payors will benefit
through greater efficiencies that reduce customer service calls and enhance
their ROI through the use of the cimrONE system."
"By completing a connection between ANS Direct(R) and the cimrONE
adjudication engine, current and future payor clients of CIMR will seamlessly
gain access to the ANS Direct(R) products and services for providers, greatly
enhancing access to valuable information and electronic transactions," said
Dr. Fred Horowitz, ANS CEO.
Executives from both companies are available for further discussions at
the 14th Annual NADP conference September 18-21 in New Orleans. CIMR can be
found at booth #605 and ANS at booth #705.
Based in Columbia, S.C., CIMR (http://www.cimr.com) provides claims
processing
and back office systems and support through its cimrONE system to dental
plans, managed care plans, and health insurance organizations nationwide. A
wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, CIMR
offers award winning technology from one of the nation's largest healthcare
electronic data processing centers and is listed among the Healthcare
Informatics' Top 100 Leading Information Technology Companies.
Affiliated Network Services, LLC (ANS) ANS is dedicated to accelerating
healthcare transactions, enabling clients to save money and improve service.
ANS is located in Chicago, and has been delivering powerful web solutions for
its clients since 1998. ANS is an EHNAC accredited company
(http://www.EHNAC.org). For more information, visit http://www.affnetserv.com,
email [email protected] or call 312.236.6616 ext. 230.

SOURCE BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Web Site: http://www.cimr.com

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