Clinical documentation has a direct impact on Revenue Cycle Management. As ICD-10 gets closer and closer, clinics, hospitals and physician offices will need to carefully examine their documentation. The long-term financial stability can be devastating if not done correctly. Physicians, coders and healthcare document specialist will need to combine efforts, but most importantly, have the right EHR in place. Comprehensive Cloud, Next-Generation, EHR is imperative moving forward! This year, 2013, has been quoted as being the “year to change EHR systems.” However, the predictions for 2014 do not look any better as dissatisfaction is on the rise for physicians and administrators. With today’s change in health care, it is more important than ever to have an EHR that meets your needs.
If your EHR is not meeting your needs, you are not alone. According to KLAS, 50% of ambulatory practices are looking to switch EHR systems.* Top reasons to make the change include an inability to achieve Meaningful Use, a lack of support, and unfulfilled promises from the vendor.
“The American Journal of Managed Care has now weighed in on the impact of electronic health records and health IT with a special issue devoted to research on the subject. The issue is highlighted by an introduction by guest editor and former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, M.D., now a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute. Mostashari notes that this latest round of health and payment reform is different because of the new tools and data that EHRs and other health IT offer.” Read More
Medical Document Services of Kansas, LLC (MDS) is a Wichita, Kansas healthcare document service specializing in Medical Transcription, Revenue Cycle Management, AzaleaHealth EHR, and REAL-TIME solutions. We provide efficient, accurate, affordable quality services for hospitals, clinics, and facilities of all sizes. Call 866-777-7264 today, or visit our website for more information.