Interface Fees & The High-Cost Charged By EHR Companies

Complaints are rolling in  about the high-cost interface fees charged by EHR companies for federally  mandated connections 

It won’t surprise pathologists and clinical laboratory managers to learn that vendors of electronic health record (EHR) systems are milking  physicians and other health-care providers with excessive fees above and beyond  the EHR cost. Vendors are socking it to providers—including medical laboratories—in the pricing they charge to create the mandatory interfaces  required for the EHRs to connect with outside networks.

These excessive fees were the subject of a story published by Modern Healthcare. It  reported that healthcare providers contend that the interface fees are excessive  because the software developed for federally mandated connections are common to  all vendor customers. Therefore, the interfaces are used over and over again. 

Read more: Experts Say Vendors Charge Excessive Fees to Interface EHRs with Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Other Providers, and Networks | Dark Daily



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