Adding a scribe to your practice? – Ophthalmology Management
Increasingly a part of medical practices, a scribe is a technician or medical assistant who transcribes into the medical record what a physician dictates during an examination. Here’s what you need to know about them when it comes to coding.
This article answers the following questions:
- Why would an ophthalmologist use a scribe?
- What is Medicare’s policy regarding scribes?
- Does EMR pose any special considerations for scribes?
- How does the physician attest to the accuracy of the scribe’s note?
- Are there restrictions on what a scribe can record?
- Are there other legal considerations or restrictions?
This article was published in Ophthalmology Management’s Coding & Reimbursement column, which is written by Corcoran’s Executive Vice-President, Suzanne Corcoran, COE. To view the entire article in Ophthalmology Management, click on the link below: