Are There Documentation Dangers Lurking in Your EMR? – Ophthalmic Professional

There’s no question that Electronic Medical Records (EMR) can be an amazing resource for your patients and the practice. However, did you know EMR systems have security, privacy, financial, and malpractice risks as well? In EMR systems, It has become particularly easy to code visits as a 4 or 5 merely by “clicking” on various examination elements that appear on the computer screen. The resulting chart printouts look like all tests have been performed at each and every one of the patient’s visits—and we know that’s rarely true. Payers are watching closely for fraud and abuse, so it behooves us to be sure the chart accurately representation of the work and thoughts of the providers on that visit.

This article addresses the following topics:

  • The hidden threat of cloning information
  • Unintended consequences of EMR

This article was published in Ophthalmic Professional’s Technology column, and written by Corcoran’s Senior Consultant, Paul Larson, COE. To view the entire article in Ophthalmic Professional, click on the link below:

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