Tracking insurance claims/medical info

Ross Boylan
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 11:22:46 -0700

I am interested in tracking medical insurance claims.  As far as I can
tell, gnucash doesn't really do this, and it's not an active project.
Is that right, or have I overlooked something?

Does anyone have any thoughts about whether it would be appropriate to
add something to do this to gnucash, and what approach to take?

Note that this area involves three quite different domains:
1) writing and receiving money (i.e, gnucash's core function)
2) tracking the submission of insurance claims, with the many
complexities attendant to that (multiple rounds, multiple insurers,
copayments, etc, etc).
3) tracking health and illness, doctor visits, immunizations.

Since the U.S. is the only industrial country without national health
insurance, area 2 is probably of only limited international interest.
Lucky you if you don't live in the US and have to deal with the
incredible swamp of our health/insurance system.

I think this is kind of an interesting design problem, as it
represents a kind of problem that has its own set of requirements, but
has some overlap with gnucash.  It would be nice to avoid the hassle
of having to enter information twice in two separate programs.  But,
as I say, I'm not sure if there's a good way to do it.