Commercial EHRs have been raising their raising rates from $45 to ro more than $95+ per month. Clearinghouse costs are becoming expensive. The multigroup capability of openEMR is intriguing as a cost saving opportunity. For example, it can cost one provider $35 to $60 a month for a clearinghouse. Or it can cost a group $100 for 100 providers if they use one NPI.
To do this an organization needs functionality to submit claims for all providers and pay each provider individually every 2 weeks. The work flow might be something like…
Submit claim by admin > Clearing house scrubs claim > Clearing house is paid > Clearing house pays organization > organization pays each provider > reconcile payments.
Software to that can manage the money would be game changing in the world of EHRs because it would allow providers to integrate, remain independent, and be paid more money for using an integrated EMR.
An not-for-profit organization using openEMR would not make a profit but it would have money to support openEMR.