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Kodak Extends Relationship with NEA to Boost Benefits of E-Claims Filing


ROCHESTER, N.Y., December 1 -- Dental professionals can transmit electronic attachments to insurance claims efficiently and securely over the Internet as a result of a new bridge between KODAK Practice Management Software and the NEA FASTATTACH Service. Kodak is offering this integration through an exclusive agreement with National Electronic Attachment, Inc. (NEA).

Using the FASTATTACH service, dental professionals can transmit digital radiographs, charts, digital photographs, explanation of benefits (EOBs) and text documents to an NEA server repository where payors can view the documents to facilitate claims adjudication. Key benefits of the new service include:

Efficiency. Sending claims and attachments electronically can be less time-consuming than assembling and mailing paper documents.
Faster claims processing. While paper claims can take 30-45 days or more to process, electronic claims with electronic attachments may be settled in as few as 1-2 weeks.
Faster predetermination of patient eligibility. When eligibility inquiries are submitted electronically with electronic attachments, insurers can respond more quickly.
Reduced risk of document loss. The FASTATTACH service has built-in transmission verification algorithms to protect documents—and unlike paper, duplicates of electronic documents can be generated quickly if needed.
HIPAA compliance. The new service is also designed to protect patient privacy, helping dental practices stay in compliance with privacy regulations.
FASTATTACH documents are accepted by all major dental insurance payors.

“Today’s dental professional seeks to fully leverage digital technology in their practices,” said Scott Leeper, vice president, e-services, Kodak’s dental systems group. “Doing so not only makes practice workflow more efficient, but also frees dental professionals to focus their attention on patient care. To that end, Kodak is pleased to offer electronic attachment capability to complement our suite of e-services.”

The extended integration with the FASTATTACH service will be available in versions of KODAK SOFTDENT, PRACTICEWORKS and WINOMS CS Practice Management Software in 2006.

For more information on the new FASTATTACH service from NEA, call 1-800-944-6365, visit Kodak’s Health Imaging Dental Systems Group website at or contact your regional KODAK products representative.

About Kodak’s Dental Systems Group

Kodak, with sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, is a leader in helping people take, share, print and view images for memories, for information, for business and for entertainment. Kodak’s dental systems group helps dental professionals streamline workflow and enhance patient care by enabling them to capture, share, print and use images and information easily and effectively. Kodak’s dental products and services include: direct-digital intraoral and extraoral dental radiography systems; practice management software and electronic services; dental digital photography systems; inkjet paper for printing photographic-quality digital images; intraoral and extraoral dental imaging films, processing chemistry and x-ray equipment; and a variety of related products and services. Kodak also markets OREX computed radiography systems and COOK-WAITE local anesthetics. All of Kodak’s dental products are backed by the company’s quality customer support.

For more information about Kodak’s dental products, call Kodak directly at 1-800-944-6365, visit or contact your regional KODAK products representative.
Note: Kodak, SoftDent, PracticeWorks, WinOMS, Orex and Cook-Waite are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company 2005


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