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Medical Scribe Solutions for Independent Practices

Introduction Although electronic medical records (EMR) have enhanced the management of patient care, they have also burdened healthcare providers with tedious and time-consuming clerical tasks. This dilemma has led to providers spending less time with their patients and accumulating a stockpile of incomplete patient notes. These hindrances have caused providers to succumb to a poor …

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Decreasing Number of Doctors -Why?

The most recent update from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AMMC) revealed an estimate of 120,000 physician shortage by the year 2030. Every year the total amount of physicians is declining. Since the HITECH ACT implemented Meaningful Use 10 years ago, being a physician has not been the most favorable aspiration. This policy has been …

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Chronic Care Management and Why Physicians Aren’t Participating

Chronic Care Management (CCM) is defined by the American College of Physicians as “non-face-to-face services provided to Medicare beneficiaries who have multiple (two or more), significant chronic conditions” (ACP, 2017). This management includes services like care plan tracking, medication management and reconciliation, emphasis on preventative services, and hospital discharge follow-ups just to name a few. …

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Medical Scribe Vs Clinical Assistant

Are you thinking about using one of your assistants as a medical scribe? The primary responsibility of the medical scribe is to accurately document information in real-time. Scribes cannot work independently or document any information other than what is specifically told to them by the provider.  In addition, all documentation from the scribe is reviewed …

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