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As of January 1, 2014, all Medicare physicians are required to
accept Medicare payments in the form of an Electronic Funds
Transfer (EFT). Therefore, many health plans have moved from paper
to electronic forms of payment. During this transition period it is
important that physicians, as well as other health care providers,
have an understanding of different methods of electronic payment
and the financial risks associated with each.
Below is a brief comparison of the three most common electronic
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Some health plans are automatically replacing paper checks with
virtual credit card payments or wire transfers. While there is no
prohibition from using these other payment methods, if a provider
requests that a health plan conduct EFT using the ACH Network, the
health plan is required to do so. Physicians should determine if
their practice wants to accept virtual card payments for the sake
of convenience, but should also be aware that it is their right to
request payment using the healthcare EFT standard (ACH), and the
health plan is not permitted to delay or reject a transaction.
Physicians should communicate their selected payment method with
their accounts receivable staff because many have been accepting
the virtual card transactions for claims reimbursements unaware of
the cost to the practice. Regardless of the method a physician
chooses to receive health care payment from health plans, they
should always carefully analyze their agreements for any added
If your practice has requested that a health plan conduct the
electronic funds transfer (EFT) and electronic remittance advice
(ERA) transactions in standard format (by using the ACH network),
and the health plan refuses to comply, you may report them using
the CMS Administrative Simplification Enforcement
CMS background on EFT's including how to
enroll/update payment information under Medicare
NACHA/CMS Presentation on EFT and ERA
AMA's EFT Toolkit
EFT and ERA Enrollment - This solution from CAQH
allows for a single EFT/ERA enrollment process for participating