Lower Medicare Payments May Stall Health IT

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 05-03-2005
Medicare, the biggest health care payer in the US, is scheduled to cut reimbursement by as much as 26 percent by 2011. If the cuts go into effect, some 70 percent of physicians predicted they would put off purchasing electronic systems. In fact, physician leaders say that the timing of the cuts comes at just as physicians attitudes toward information technology have started to warm, and threaten to cripple future efforts to encourage physicians to use technology. Read the full story at American Medical News.