TQ Teleconnection- November 2017

Meaningful Use, Regulatory Burden Costing Providers Billions

A new study by the American Hospital Association (AHA) found regulatory burden imposed by federal programs including meaningful use costs health systems and post-acute care (PAC) providers nearly $39 billion a year.

Researchers determined the average-sized hospital spends $760,000 annually to comply with meaningful use administrative requirements. Total, hospitals spend an average of $7.6 million to meet all federal regulations — $1,200 per admitted patient.

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EHR Intelligence (10/26/17)

Kate Monica