NU Online News Service, March 12, 2003, 10:47 a.m. EST – Coalition America Inc., Atlanta, a company that sells systems for managing out-of-network health insurance claims, is introducing a service that converts paper claims into electronic claims.

The EDI Plus! service uses scanners, optical-character-recognition software and clearinghouses to handle the conversions, Coalition says.

Coalition then reprices the claims using information it has about the insurers’ customary rates and any discounts the doctors and hospitals have agreed to provide.