Requesting Updates on Poland, Blue Cross and Wall Street : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Several weeks ago there was a hullabaloo about a bunch of people in Poland not being paid because of software glithches. Any update?

I've seen several stories about one or more Blue Cross organizations owing millions of dollars to hospitals which cannot be paid because Blue Cross's computers are too screwed up to process claims. Any update?

Finally, after the financial sector's outspoken bragging about the results of the first weekend of testing on Wall St., the results of the second weekend have been held in absolute secrecy for six days now. During the first weekend the bragging began early Saturday night. Again, I invite anyone with knowledge of last weekend's testing to clue us in.

-- Puddintame (, March 18, 1999


The testing on the Street interests me also, however there are no new press releases that I could find. Perhaps a more gifted searcher could help...

-- Mike Lang (, March 18, 1999.

Puddintame. Don't know about Wall Street or Poland but Blue Cross is definitely screwed up. Trouble is, I've been dealing ith these folks off and on for 15 years and I can't see where they are any more out of it than usual. Money drop is still about 110 to 150 days with isolated cases going to 180 and 220 days. Just another day waiting at the Federal trough. Really, it seems about the same but the answers from the regional claims office is more ambiguious than before. Reasons??? Don't want to blame this on y2k yet. Too many other reasons possible. By the way, HCFA cancelled the pending implementation of it's 2000 compliant billing procedure that was due 4/1. It wasn't compliant. Will try again 6/30 (or is that 6/31)

Don't get sick--you can't afford it!!!!

-- Lobo (, March 18, 1999.

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