Transactions processor Passport Health Communications will build a national registry to streamline the coordination of benefits process enabling providers and insurers to more easily identify primary and secondary insurance coverage.

Industry advocacy organization CAQH, which developed the CORE operating rules to make HIPAA transactions more uniform and now is trying to streamline the COB process, selected Franklin, Tenn.-based Passport. CAQH in March announced that 12 major insurers pledged to adopt a uniform COB process when complete later this year, and invited other private and public payers to join.

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