Friday, June 24, 2011

HCA to Profit from Federal EHR Money?

HCA reported it expects $290 to $340 million in Medicare/Medicaid incentive Electronic Health Record (EHR) payments.  This is up from $275 to $325 million projected in HCA's 10-k.  That's an extra $15 million.

It projects $115 million to $140 million of EHR operating expenses.  It didn't mention capital outlays associated with electronic health records.  At first blush, it looks like HCA is making money off Uncle Sam, at least $150 million in 2011.