There are by statutory health insurance after 14 days the electronic exchange of data with the health insurance companies makes money speeches currently in all areas of the health system itself. \”Although the legislature within the framework of the health structure law has committed health insurance companies as early as 1992, in future only still be paid services, if the corresponding billing on machine readable or usable machine disks\” takes place, but recently this provision is also implemented by health insurance. An invoice reduction by up to 5 per cent threatens providers who continue to send their data in paper form to the cost objects. Gunnar Peterson does not necessarily agree. Despite the obstacles, the electronic billing (DTA) provides also benefits: as bills are paid on time and the money ends up partly already after 14 days, at the latest but after 30 days on the accounts of service providers. Eliminates the settlement centres. Electronic billing of electronic data exchange is means in the sense of technical equipment of the statutory useful and quickly Health insurers that exchanged data between a sending and a receiving Office on disks or via the Internet. The currently easiest method for other service providers, the cost to send to their data, these are simply entered in a mask in the Internet Explorer and sent over the Internet button. This method is currently only the German medical Computing Centre (www.dmrz.de), where all service providers free of charge can log on.
Another advantage of the DMRZ: this form of self billing costs only 0.5 percent of the gross invoice amount and is therefore also very cheap. Furthermore, incidentally, no further costs. The electronic data exchange makes sense for the statutory health insurance. Aims, in addition to the fulfilment of legal requirements (SGB), the rationalization and standardization. This should ensure a speedy and smooth processing of the billing process between providers and health insurers.