Automation concept collage In themedical area, the greatest opportunities for savings were in theareas of eligibility and benefit verification. (Photo:Shutterstock)

The U.S. health care system could save $13.3 billion annually byincreasing the use of automation of business transactions, a newanalysis finds.

The study was published by CAQH, a nonprofit alliance ofinsurers advocating more efficient business practices in healthcare, and is the group's seventh annual look at progress in streamliningadministrative functions.

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