Monday, February 4, 2008

A Word of Caution

 

I have read that some physicians are acting proactively in installing EMR to preclude the possibility of having their reimbursement reduced by payors and CMS for not having electronic health records.

Payor and CMS requirements have not defined what they consider as electronic health records. They do not define how inclusive or what data needs to be in the EMR.  Does a document manager of scanned files fulfill their requirments??

I maintain that providers need to do what is best for THEIR PRACTICE, and not jump off an expensive cliff to satisfy some " entity", which wants data for their  own ends. 

If EMR grows and takes hold it must be led and driven by providers.

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