Friday, September 28, 2012

Fee-for-service leads to ever more service and ever more fees. Interestingly, electronic medical records accelerate this:
Over all, hospitals that received government incentives to adopt electronic records showed a 47 percent rise in Medicare payments at higher levels from 2006 to 2010, the latest year for which data are available, compared with a 32 percent rise in hospitals that have not received any government incentives, according to the analysis by The Times.

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