Rising healthcare costs are accelerating the shift to value-based care models that emphasize quality reporting and clinical documentation integrity.
Healthcare providers are under increasing pressure to meticulously document clinical encounters in electronic health records (EHRs). A 2020 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that physicians spend an average of 16 minutes and 14 seconds per patient encounter using EHRs, with administrative tasks such as chart review (33%), documentation (24%), and ordering (17%) taking up the bulk of that time - leaving less than 5 minutes for direct interaction with the patient.
Providers need better solutions to aid them in encounter documentation so they can accurately capture clinical care, remain compliant with coding requirements, and contribute to the financial goals of their organizations without compromising meaningful interactions with patients.
In this whitepaper, you'll learn three ways that technology can aid clinical documentation integrity efforts for increased accuracy and efficiency, including:
- Intuitive guides for code specificity
- Automated review of clinically relevant information
- Near real-time code updates