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JAMA: Costs Associated With Physician Billing And Insurance-Related Activities

In a time-driven activity-based costing study in a large academic health care system with a certified electronic health record system, the estimated costs of billing and insurance-related activities ranged from $20 for a primary care visit to $215 for an inpatient surgical procedure. Knowledge of how specific billing and insurance-related activities contribute to administrative costs may help inform policy solutions to reduce these expenses. (Tseng, Kaplan, Richman et al, 2/20)

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SOURCE: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2673148

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