Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The influence of physician payor mix in Electronic Health Records adoption and the effects of Medicare and Medicaid incentives
by Turchi, Paola, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 51; 1526965
Abstract (Summary)

This study analyzes the effect of payor mix in the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) among physicians in the United States and whether or not this adoption has been incentivized by the Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs. The study predicted that payor mix influenced adoption and that practices with higher percentage of patient care revenue coming from Medicare and Medicaid would present higher levels of adoption. It also predicted that physicians planning to apply for Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs are more likely to adopt this technology. The Statistical Package for Social Services was utilized to analyze the 2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data using Chi Square statistics. The results of this study showed a significant relationship between payor mix and EHR adoption and incentive payments and EHR adoption. The findings of this study are valuable for medical practices, EHR vendors, hospitals and government entities to strategize on additional incentives and financial assistance programs that foster meaningful adoption and improve healthcare outcomes.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health care management
Keywords: Electronic Health Records, Incentives, Meaningful use, Medicaid, Medicare, Payor mix, Physician revenue
Publication Number: 1526965
ISBN: 9781321277654
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