One of the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama is that physicians and medical practices are eligible for $44,000 or more in incentives and substantial additional payments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid if they can establish “meaningful use” of an electronic health record (EHR). Practices that do not implement an EHR by 2015 will face penalties in the form of Medicare reimbursement cuts.
Besides compliance with government mandates, document conversion or the conversion of paper records into electronic files can help medical practices improve the quality of patient care, control costs and enhance reimbursement.
In-house document conversion can be expensive, time-consuming and cumbersome. Medical practices are discovering that the solution lies in outsourcing this task to an efficient and experienced HIPAA compliant document conversion company. Current and existing patient paper records, x-rays, charts and much more, are scanned, converted and stored so that they are easily retrieved by the healthcare facility.
Gains of outsourcing to the right service provider include:
- Customized solutions
- Multi-level quality control
- Timely delivery of documents
- Secure online modes of electronic document transfer
- HIPAA compliance
- Competitive pricing
The best way to find reliable document conversion services is to browse the Web, shortlist a few companies, check with their clients, and go in for a free trial, if offered.