LETTERS

Costs of e-prescribing

 

Fam Pract Manag. 2003 Feb;10(2):14-17.

To the Editor:

I would like to ask for clarification about Dr. Louis Spikol’s article “Good Medicine: E-Prescribing” [October 2002, page 63]. Regarding the estimated monthly costs for Allscripts prescribing software, Dr. Spikol indicates that his practice pays about $50 per month per physician. I find that price to be amazingly low. Allscripts recently quoted me nothing near that rate. I realize the price is dependent upon the practice size; however, I would be interested to know whether Dr. Spikol’s office is still paying that amount. I noticed he is a shareholder of Allscripts. Perhaps he gets a better rate because of that?

Author’s response:

The price my (now former) practice pays for Allscripts has nothing to do with me being a shareholder. We got involved with e-prescribing fairly early, and we continue to pay $50 per doctor per month. I’m sure Allscripts found they could not continue to support their product at this price, especially as they began to offer a more complete model. Thus the price of their e-prescribing software has jumped significantly.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Send your comments to fpmedit@aafp.org. Submission of a letter will be construed as granting AAFP permission to publish the letter in any of its publications in any form. We cannot respond to all letters we receive. Those chosen for publication will be edited for length and style.

 
 

Copyright © 2003 by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
This content is owned by the AAFP. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP. Contact fpmserv@aafp.org for copyright questions and/or permission requests.

Want to use this article elsewhere? Get Permissions


MOST RECENT ISSUE


Nov-Dec 2018

Access the latest issue
of FPM journal

Read the Issue


FPM E-Newsletter

Sign up to receive FPM's free, weekly e-newsletter, "Quick Tips & Insights."

Sign Up Now

Supplement

Making Sense of MACRA: Options for Meeting the 2018 MIPS Requirements

To avoid a negative payment adjustment from Medicare in 2020, practices must achieve a MIPS final score of at least 15 points for the 2018 performance period. Here's how to meet this performance threshold.