|For Physicians EHR Is A Stubborn Pocketbook Issue
A large majority of physicians know that P4P programs
and technology implementation will increase the quality of care. Paying
for both are the big concerns found IVANS Inc.’s 2009 Healthcare
Physicians also told IVANS that they are working to grow their Medicare business over the next few years.
IVANS provide insurance, healthcare, retail,
manufacturing, and business services organizations with fully managed
network, electronic data interchange and agency-company interface
solutions to help solve complex business issues
The survey found that 72 percent of providers see the
benefits of the P4P model and 79 percent believe that it would also
increase their costs of doing business. Nearly 40 percent of the
surveyed said they plan to implement EHRs over the next 12 months.
Of the 78 percent of providers who said they expect
their Medicare business to grow over the next three years, more than 68
percent represented home healthcare and nursing homes.
As a key player in helping providers comply with
Medicare Contracting Reform, part of the Medicare Prescription Drug,
Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, IVANS believes that
healthcare providers should be implementing more current technologies.
It believes that doctors should implement high-speed networks to
support faster claims processing and information sharing in the near
term, while preparing to handle the more data-intensive applications,
notably EHRs that will be required in the future.
Address: IVANS Inc., 100 First Stamford Place, 3rd Floor, Stamford, CT 06902; (800) 288-4826, www.ivans.com.