Interesting news flash: it looks like the transition to electronic medical records is beginning to pay off, monetarily.
Effective 07/01/2014, “reasonable fees” will be lowered to $0.65 pp for the first 30 pages and to $0.50 pp for any pages thereafter. (note – this new rate is down from $1.04 pp for the first 30 pages, and $0.79 pp for all pages thereafter.) Additionally, the maximum clerical fee a provider may charge will be reduced from $23.00 to $15.00.
“These amounts shall be adjusted biennially in accordance with changes in the consumer price index, all consumers, for Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan statistical area as determined by the secretary of health.”
To see the new bill, click here: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/