Fear of EHRs being wrong leads doctors to code E&M services manually

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Despite the fact that most electronic health record systems can assist physicians in assigning codes for evaluation and management services, most Medicare physicians still do it manually.

 

The Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology asked the Office of the Inspector General to prepare a report looking at how Medicare physicians use EHRs to assign and document codes for E&M services. The report found that 57% of Medicare physicians use an EHR, and 90% of them use their systems to document E&M services. But most physicians still assign those codes manually, which could mean they are undercoding services that could qualify for a higher pay rate.

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