# Statistics

The coding department of a large physician clinic is interested in purchasing a software program that will edit claims before they are sent out to billing. The license fee for the software costs \$34,000 per year. The software is expected to reduce the number of errors on claims and thus reduce the number of claims returned to the clinic for recording. Currently the department codes 24,000 physician visits per month and 250 claims are returned each month for recording. The facility pays two FTEs in the business office \$9.50 per hour each to refile the returned claims. The software company promises that its software will reduce the number of returned claims by 90 percent.
a) What is the rate of claims that are currently being returned for recording?
b) How many claims would be returned after the installation of the software?
c) if the clinic eliminated the two FTEs that handle the returned claims, what saving would it realize after installation of the software?
d) what is the payback period?
e) what is the return on investment?

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