Send in the Scribes: Medical Scribes to the Rescue

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Smoldering below the surface is burnout, and it’s taking a toll on physicians. With increasingly high rates of reported physician suicides and an alarming decline in the volume of medical school applications, this situation could be the nation’s next healthcare crisis. The good news: A study published in April’s World Journal of Urology reported that using scribes in a urology practice significantly increased physician efficiency, work satisfaction, and revenue. Enter Talk Ten Tuesdays special guest Dr. Suzette Sutherland, associate professor in the department of urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Sutherland reported on her facility’s training program and how using scribes is improving efficiency but also improving physician-patient relationships, patient satisfaction, and provider satisfaction, leading to less physician burnout.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • Tuesday Focus - Risk Adjustment: We had two reports on this trending topic: Sheri Poe Bernard, author of the American Medical Association 2018 publication “Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding,” joined the broadcast to discuss her new book. And also reporting on the Tuesday Focus on risk adjustment was Marie A. Morin, director at Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group LLC. Marie reported on risk adjustment payment methodologies.
  • Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk: Larry Field, DO, anchored the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk and presented the very latest healthcare news. Dr. Field is the treasurer of the American College of Physician Advisors.
  • Coding Report: Nationally recognized coding and documentation authority Terry Fletcher will continued her report on errors she is uncovering in a review of more than thousands of records. Terry shared her findings in the third of a four-part series on auditing issues in physician documentation she is reporting exclusively for ICD10monitor.
  • CDI Report: The ICD10monitor contributor Glenn Krauss, the CDI manager at University Health Systems Las Vegas, reported on how CDI supports the ancient oath: “First, do no harm.
  • Talk Ten Tuesdays. More than just talk.™

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