Tracking insurance claims/medical info

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
22 Apr 2002 14:32:10 -0400

Sounds like a job for a co-resident Database, where multiple
applications feed into a single database and "transactions" can move
from one application to another.

I don't think Gnucash is necessarily the right starting point for this
marriage, but I could be wrong.

Some of this might be doable with the Invoice and Lot handling that
is/will-be in CVS.


Ross Boylan <> writes:

> 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.
> Thanks.
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