After assessing the available outreach and middleware solutions, MLD chose OpenText™ EMR-Link™. Key factors in the decision included OpenText’s proven track record with all flavors of EHRs, a strong understanding of EHR workflows, strengths and weaknesses, and a SaaS-based deployment model that is scalable and sustainable. MLD reduced operating expenses by more than $120K/year, through:
- Reduced Medicare write-offs. With approximately 75,000 orders processed annually, MLD bills approximately 15,000 (20 percent) to Medicare. Using an industry average of three percent for write-offs related to ABNs (advanced beneficiary notifications) and an average cost of $75/test, the solution’s ability to deliver clean, complete orders saves MLD approximately $33,500 per year on Medicare tests.
- Reduced IT resources. Through OpenText’s ability to deploy new interfaces quickly and cost-effectively, MLD can save the cost of a full-time interface analyst, at about $80,000/year.
- Connection costs. Setting up a single connection to EMR-Link avoids setting up multiple T1 lines and saves $7,000 per year.