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8 Epic EHR implementations with the biggest price tags in 2015

Investments in EHR systems are undoubtedly costly, but some implementations appear to carry more costs than others.

Implementation costs vary system to system and hospital to hospital. Prices fluctuate based on what types of additional features and modules a hospital selects. And, according to a Politico report, some EHR vendors charge for additional service fees while others don’t. The Politico report indicates for Epic’s 2014 edition software, the Verona, Wis.-based EHR vendor charges a software licensing fee, implementation costs and annual maintenance costs while OpenVistA, developed by Carlsbad, Calif.-based Medsphere, for example, does not.

Even within the subsector of Epic implementations, costs fall across the board. For example, Duke University Health System, based in Durham, N.C. paid approximately $700 million for its Epic EHR (systemwide go-live in 2014) while Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. paid $80 million (go-live in 2011), according to a Forbes report.

John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. said in the Politico report that hospitals selecting Epic’s platform are not just buying a product — they are buying a process. BIDMC does not operate on Epic’s EHR; rather, the hospital earlier this year forged a partnership with athenahealth, which included using the Watertown, Mass.-based vendor’s product.

“Epic is selling a methodology; often a lot of manual processes or heterogeneity and standardizing the work,” Dr. Halamka told Politico. “It’s not that they’re buying expensive software, they’re buying a lot of software.”

No matter where the prices come from, the cost of Epic installations are significant. Here are eight of the most costly Epic implementations reported within the past six months. These are working numbers, with some systems having allotted the indicated amounts to implementation projects and others that have already completed installations.

Partners HealthCare: $1.2 billion
Boston-based Partners HealthCare is one of more recent implementations, going live the first week of June to the tune of $1.2 billion. This is the health system’s biggest investment to date. The implementation process took approximately three years, and in that time, the initial price tag of $600 million doubled.

LehighValleyHealth Network: $200 million
LVHN started its switch to Epic’s platform in February 2015, but the full transition will take between four and six years. Harry Lukens, CIO of the Allentown, Pa.-based system, told The Morning Call the total investment dedicated to the installation includes software, hardware, data conversion and additional personnel.

Mayo Clinic: “Hundreds of millions”
In January 2015, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic announced it selected Epic’s EHR and revenue cycle management platforms and planned to drop its Cerner and GE Healthcare contracts to do so. The value of the contract was not disclosed by the health system or the vendor, but stock analysts told The Kansas City Star it is worth “hundreds of millions of dollars over several years.” Additionally, the headline of the Star report reads “Cerner loses Mayo Clinic contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Epic,” indicating a ballpark estimate of the new contract’s value.

LaheyHospital Medical Center: $160 million
On March 28, 2015, the Burlington, Mass.-based hospital completed its two-year implementation of Epic’s EHR system. Two months later, Lahey Health said it was laying off 130 people at three hospitals to close the budget gap. In the six months ended March 31, the health system had lost $21 million, partly due to preparatory EHR implementation costs.

Lifespan: $100 million
Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan announced plans to implement Epic’s EHR in March 2013, and the health system went live April 2015. Lifespan initially projected the implementation to cost $90 million, but in a Rhode Island Public Radio report, John Murphy, MD, executive vice president of physician services, alluded to a total closer to $100 million.

Erlanger Health System: $97 million
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System signed a contract with Epic in May 2015 nearing $100 million. The health system will invest $91 million in capital expenses, but operating expenses will bring the total to $97 million over the next 10 years. Erlanger was deciding between Epic and Cerner’s platform and ultimately chose Epic because the bid was less expensive, CFO Britt Tabor told Times Free Press .

WheatonFranciscan Healthcare: $54 million
In January 2015, Glendale, Wis.-based Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare announced plans to implement Epic across its hospitals. The system’s affiliated medical group and physician offices have been using Epic’s EHR since September 2012, but providers across the system can only view patient records and not input information. The implementation will create one central EHR platform across the system. Go-lives will begin January 2016. The system expects a return on investment after four years of using the platform.

Saint Francis Medical Center: $43 million
The hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. contracted with Epic in February 2015 and expects to go live in July 2016. Saint Francis plans to connect and exchange records with other hospitals in the St. Louis area also using Epic’s system, including SSM Health and Mercy Health.

Worth noting
A handful of other hospitals and health systems reported signing contracts with Epic this year but did not disclose the costs of the IT projects. Some of these organizations include Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Northwest Community Healthcare, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain in Mexico, Mo. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, San Diego-based Scripps Health and St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article identified Saint Francis Medical Center as being located in Dexter, Mo. We have updated the article to include the correct location, and we apologize for the error.

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Medical Insurance. Part B can cover outpatient care for addicted people. Medicare Part B covers up to 80 percent of these costs. Part B covers outpatient rehab, therapy, drugs administered via clinics and professional interventions. Part B also covers treatment for co-occurring disorders like depression.

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We hope that the resources and information available on our site will help. Should you need more information or solutions including help with asset preservation and Medicaid qualification, please call our offices at 727-539-0181 and schedule a FREE consultation. We serve the ENTIRE state of Florida and teleconference or video conference with clients that cannot meet with us face-to-face.

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​ TOTAL CLIENT SERVICE is our mission. The complexity of the issues facing aging clients and the need for integration of multiple disciplines defines and sets us apart from others who purport to do Medicaid filing or planning. These non-professionals often lack the training and experience to adequately meet the needs of the client and are often merely a way to sell financial investments to the client. Not only are the motivations questionable, but they cannot provide the legal services required such as powers of attorney, income trusts, and the complex estate planning that is necessary in every case. We serve the entire state of Florida with physical offices in Pinellas, Citrus, Lake and Charlotte Counties. Please contact us for a free, no charge, initial personal consultation, phone consult or video consult. More.

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An integral part of obtaining Medicaid benefits is meeting and understanding the Medicaid eligibility requirements. Income, assets, and transfers are the big three eligibility tests that the state uses to determine if you qualify for benefits. More.

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Auto insurance. New Jersey

New Jersey Manufacturers New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, New Jersey Re-Insurance Company (NJRe), offer several lines of personal insurance, including automobile, homeowners, flood and umbrella policies to residents of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

New Jersey Auto Insurance Information

Car insurance is required in New Jersey. Whether you are buying a new insurance policy or renewing your current policy, you must make many decisions about what coverage you need and how much you can pay.
UNDERSTAND CONSUMER PROTECTIONS.
As a New Jersey auto insurance consumer, you have rights. You have a right to fair and equal treatment, and you have the right to get the information you need to make informed decisions.
Starting in mid-2004, companies and agents must give you three coverage choices, called “Insurance Scenarios”, when buying a new policy, or upon your request if you are already insured. You must be told how each choice may affect what you pay and what your benefits would be in the event of an accident.
You can shop for auto insurance at any time – not just when your policy is up for renewal, and if you find a better price, you can cancel your old policy and seek a refund of your unused premium.
You have the right to change your coverages and policy limits at any time, even if you are not near your renewal date. If you select options that save you money, you have a right to a refund of your unused premium within 60 days.
There are two common types of auto insurance policies in New Jersey. They are referred to as STANDARD and BASIC. Both offer options as well.
STANDARD POLICY – The Standard Policy provides a number of different coverage options and the opportunity to buy additional protection. The Standard Policy is the type of policychosen by most New Jersey drivers.
BASIC POLICY – The Basic Policy usually costs significantly less than a Standard Policy, but provides limited benefits. It is not for everyone, but it does provide enough coverage to meet the minimum insurance requirements of New Jersey law.The Basic Policy could be an option for those with few family responsibilities and few assets to protect (including income from a job).

Standard policies usually carry a deductible of $250 and a PIP limit of $250,000. Consumers can save premium dollars by choosing a higher deductible of $500, $1,000, $2,000 or $2,500 and/or choosing one of the lower PIP limits of $15,000, $50,000, $75,000 or $150,000.
Consumers can save premium dollars by choosing their health care insurers as primary in the case of auto accident-related injuries. It is important to check with your health care insurer before choosing the Health Care Primary Option.
The make, model and value of your vehicle affects the cost of your auto insurance premium. Generally, an older vehicle will cost less to insure, while a high performance or luxury car will cost more.
In many cases, consumers can save premium dollars by choosing higher deductibles or eliminating coverage for older cars that are paid in full. Remember, a higher deductible means you will pay more out of pocket in the event of an accident. You will need to decide how much you can afford to pay if an accident occurs.

Ask your insurer if you are eligible for discounts:

  • Multiple Car/Other Policies
  • Vehicle Safety Features
  • Good Student
  • Defensive Driving

New Jersey’s Dollar a Day Auto Insurance Policy

The Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP). also known as Dollar a Day, is a new initiative to help make limited auto insurance coverage available to drivers who are eligible for Federal Medicaid with hospitalization. Such drivers can obtain a medical coverage-only policy at a cost of $365 a year.
People who are currently enrolled in FEDERAL MEDICAID WITH HOSPITALIZATION are eligible for the Dollar a Day policy. You are eligible if the Card Run Identifier on the upper left of your Medicaid ID card has an asterisk “*” after the code and “SAIP” is printed on the lower right of the card.
The Dollar a Day policy can be obtained at most insurance agencies. If you’re not sure how to get one, you can call the Personal Automobile Insurance Plan (PAIP) customer service number at 1-800-652-2471

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