The Cost of IT

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In 2012, the cost for IT was $19,439 per full-time physician in each office.  Since 2008, that has increased 28%.    Medical practices also reported increases in median staffing costs of 9%.   Who can afford this?  Even worse, does anyone see this getting better?  I don’t.  With the upcoming ICD-10, bogus quality indicators, benchmarks to nowhere, and stricter and more obscene insurance company mandates (prior authorizations, etc), the IT will only get more expensive and we will need more staff to perform the useless tasks.  Is it any wonder that getting off the grid and moving into direct primary care is the wave of the future?

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