by Morgan O'Mara
| November 02, 2015 | EMR/EHR
When transitioning to a paperless office it can be beneficial to know how much the project will cost.
It is hard to give an average cost because every medical records scanning job is different and requires a different amount of time.
That being said, we have tried to breakdown the medical record scanning process to give you a good idea of what your scanning job will cost.
The Costs of Medical Records Scanning
Typically medical record scanning prices can range between $.04 and $.12 Per Image. There are three main factors that will influence these prices:
The Amount of Document Preparation Required
If your Medical Records have a lot of Staples, Clips, and fasteners, or if you need files to be sorted based on sections and sub-sections of the chart, you’ll likely be toward the higher end of the pricing scale.
The Volume of Medical Records to be Converted
Document Scanning Services are one of those things where it definitely pays to buy in Bulk. The price per page builds in all of the setup and administrative costs, and those are offset by having a higher number of pages to convert.
The Indexing Criteria Required
It is pretty standard to be able to search for Patient Information based on First Name, Last Name, and Medical Record ID Number, in an EMR system.
However, if you want to add additional information to your images – Phone Number, Addresses, etc. – it will require more time, and ultimately increase the price per image.
Medical Records Scanning Return on Investment (ROI)
Another thing to consider when estimating the cost of medical record scanning is the ROI of the project. This EMR ROI / EHR ROI Calculator can help you estimate just how much converting to an electronic document management system can save your practice.
Record Nations can ensure that you are hiring a medical records imaging provider who will handle your project in a secure manner. We have built a network of professional medical records scanning providers who can handle your sensitive records.
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