With AI, Health Insurers Can Expect Legal Risk, Incremental Regulation

Managed care experts predict that 2024 will see further and deeper adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) across the health care sector despite emerging legal risk. Meanwhile, regulation of AI in health care is already underway, but mostly at the state level, with action in Congress stalled and the Biden administration taking an incremental approach.

Health insurers for years have put big data at the center of significant capital investments and operational changes, as major insurers have portrayed themselves as technology players with vast proprietary data sets. For many insurers, automation and algorithms are already intrinsic to claims processing, prior authorization, revenue cycle management and actuarial work. AI could make those insurance processes faster and cheaper.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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