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AMA Raises Reimbursement Concerns Over EHR Workarounds



Arguing that documenting a full clinical encounter in an electronic health record "can be pure torment," an American Medical Association official describes three time-saving methods physicians have turned to, each of which has the potential for abuse leading to the denial of CMS payments, he says.



1 comments on "AMA Raises Reimbursement Concerns Over EHR Workarounds"
Dr Bones (5/7/2013 at 5:27 PM)

Perhaps providers who work in small practices or those that are using the "free EHR"s have an inability to document a free form note but the majority of large EHR's have this capability. You can even dictate the history and physical and or the clinical notes and have it blown into the chart. It sounds like those practices that went the "cheap" way and didn't invest in any workflow redesign or pay for some consulting time are tripping up but this is the minority.