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.
EHR Intelligence (10/26/17)