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Telemedicine is here to stay. In an effort to promote social distancing to help “flatten the curve,” clinicians have exponentially increased telehealth services provided to their patients. This seems like a trend that is here to stay and that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is supporting. While some providers conduct most telemedicine visits over the phone, sometimes it is difficult to connect with a patient, especially if it is not an established
With the coronavirus pandemic the volume of face-to-face visits have declined as clinics and patients try to practice social distancing to flatten the curve. This has created a surge in telemedicine, including telephone and video visits. As well as an increase in the volume of patient portal messages. If you are losing revenue because you cannot do face-to-face visits, you need to learn how to use telemedicine and code for the work you are doing.
Tame Your EHR Message Center to Boost Your Productivity and Avoid Burnout Lack of Control of EHR Messaging Contributes to Physician Burnout According to an article in the Annals of Family Medicine, primary care physicians spend about 23 percent of their workday managing their EHR’s in-basket messages. Furthermore, Health Affairs reported that over 50 percent of their time is spent on desktop medicine tasks. That’s half the time seeing patients and the other half sending/answering
(Maria Fabrizio for KHN) Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures Of Health Care Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News February 4, 2020 Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes, had a two-minute exam in the triage area with a doctor, who ordered an X-ray and several other tests. But later, in the treatment area, when Corl
A review of the best medical apps for primary care Your Second Brain Should Have The Best Apps out There for Primary Care A brief review of the top 25 medical apps for primary care that we like. 1. Epocrates This is the best free app out there, essential to get the right prescription dosage. Includes useful add-ons like Interaction Check and Pill Identifier. Very useful for moments like: “Doc, I need a refill of

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