The pushback to adopting unique device identifier into claims forms is that the added steps will be burdensome for hospitals. But documenting device identifiers in claims forms is actually “feasible” and “straightforward,” and requires only modest effort, according to a new whitepaper from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Of particular concern was that the device claims might require changes to chargemasters, the system hospitals use to bill for services. In Florida, filing a hurricane Irma insurance claim after Irma may be necessary. However, the report notes that can be done without incorporating this information in the chargemaster. Some hospitals had feared that incorporating device identifiers in claims could require changes to chargemasters.