The government tries so hard to sell electronic health records to doctors, telling them they will make their lives so much easier and providing physicians with cash if they convert over. This way of keeping records may look good on the surface, but the costs are so great with buying new equipment and training your staff to use the complicated software program. Records then become property of the insurance company, monitored by them, and patient privacy is destroyed.
Keeping patient privacy is very important in the doctor-patient relationship. This connection is kept solid at MediBid. Patients looking for care select their own physician and work directly with them to come to an affordable deal for treatment.
Electronic Health Records: 16% of Hospitals, 9% of Doctors Get Medicare Incentive Pay
By Allison Bell July 26, 2012
The percentage of hospitals and physicians getting Medicare incentive payments for “meaningful use” of electronic health record (EHR) technology seems to be lower than officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had been hoping back in January 2011.
Investigators at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) responded to questions from Congress about the EHR incentive program by comparing the number of Medicare providers who had received EHR incentive payments with the number of Medicare providers eligible to receive the payments.
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