Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80% of qualified hospitals use electronic health records (EHRs)? By contrast, only half of all eligible physicians and doctors’ offices maintain EHR systems. Electronic health records keep patients’ files and medical history organized, detailed, and easily accessible. With such a wealth of benefits, why aren’t more doctors using them?
How Do EHRs Work?
In order to understand why doctors’ offices and private practices aren’t able to use electronic health records, it is important to understand the basics of the process. Keeping accurate and helpful electronic records depends on at least two people (or two different areas of expertise): a medical coder and a medical billing specialist. Medical cod Continue reading