Prior authorization is mostly a manual process.  Prior authorizations are not going anywhere anytime soon, but drastic changes on how they are handled may finally be on the horizon. An April 2018 study from the Government Accountability Office found that Medicare prior authorization programs saved the program between $1.1 billion…
Cutting and pasting functions in the EMR and EHR can damage the integrity of the medical record. The practice of cloned or copied-and-pasted documentation is a significant issue in the use of electronic health records (EHRs). A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that…
In order to make healthcare effective, safe and affordable, clinical organizations must ensure complete and accurate clinical records.In preparation for my remarks on the Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast of Oct. 31, 2017, I reviewed my own time served on this topic. I also reflected on the many people I’ve met…