The Pen is Mightier than the EMR
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began down the path of change that the American Medical Association (AMA) delivered in 2021 for the purpose of administrative burden relief, it was expected that there would be some initial investments of time necessary to create models of efficiency in a new era of documentation.
But most providers have chosen to avoid it. The totality is the patient story. And hasn’t that been the problem since the inception of templates, and one of the other reasons many rallied for changes to the guidelines?
Templates and stern requirements regarding how the patient encounter is documented tend to change – and at times, strangle – the story of the patient. But we must remember that the pen is mightier than the electronic medical record (EMR) – and that the author of the note is, in fact, the ultimate authority of it, and the controller of its destiny. Reporting our lead story during the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Shannon DeConda, who will return to the broadcast to take a deeper dive into a subject that has continued to generate buzz since her last appearance several weeks ago..
The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:
- Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant with Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will have the Talk Ten Tuesdays Coding Report, along with the broadcast’s weekly Listeners Survey.
- News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
- Mental Health Report: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, noting that 50 percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by the age of 15. Offering comment and context on the state of mental health in the United States will be Dr. H. Steven Moffic, award-winning author and internationally renowned psychiatrist.
- TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.