Try Reminders, In-House Demos To Get Patients Through the Portal

September 22, 2014 – In The News
Part B News

William H. Maruca was quoted in the Part B News article, “Try Reminders, In-House Demos To Get Patients Through the Portal.” Full text can be found in the September 22, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is below.

Patient confusion could be the reason why many don’t sign in to providers’ portals, according to a survey from EHR research group Software Advice.

Among the ways to encourage patients to use such portals is to create an incentive program. According to William Maruca, providers should keep the value of incentives to no more than $10 to $50 annually, as the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has suggested that those amounts are acceptable.