Which of the following problems occur in your practice?

Medical reports are not as complete and comprehensive as they should be
Have to stay late or work weekends to complete medical records and correspondence

Patients often call back because they can't remember what you told them in the office
Patients call to inquire about ICD-9-CM codes and CPT codes for their insurance company
Your staff doesn't have the information necessary to answer the patient's questions

Delays in office notes, physical exam reports, patient and referring doctor correspondence
Inaccurate spelling and interpretation
Unreliable equipment or lost dictation
Difficulty finding and keeping good transcriptionists
Personnel expenses
Personnel problems

Hospital records:
Hospital occasionally loses your operative reports - not once but many times
Hospital records are late
Hospital insists upon keeping records current because of their cash flow problems

Documentation is not complete enough to provide protection against legal challenge
Difficulty providing patients with understandable reports in non-technical terms that help you communicate and provide legal protection

Scheduling surgeries:
Trouble collecting the necessary information to schedule surgeries
Valuable time spent calling patients and insurance companies to communicate necessary information
Inaccurate coding for surgical procedures

If you have any of the problems mentioned above in your office, you could improve your practice by systematically and efficiently collecting and storing patient data regarding histories, exams, x-rays, surgeries and follow-ups. You could use this data to provide comprehensive personalized correspondence with patients and referring physicians, increase protection against malpractice, and accomplish research. Read on to find out how a data collection system could make all this possible without dictation.

Did you realize?
Most dictation is repetitive.
The vast majority of dictation for a topic can be organized in advance.
Medical records effect your cash flow since operative reports must accompany many commercial insurance statements.
In today's health care environment you need more information and treatment documentation to guard against malpractice litigation.
Using forms results in more comprehensive and organized record keeping.
Well documented, systematic notes and exams provide the data to support the appropriateness of surgery and are excellent protection against legal challenge.
Proficient data collection results in an increased number of scheduled surgeries.

Is there a way to solve these problems, eliminate the detrimental effects they cause, and improve your practice?
Yes - with Benevolent Dictator.

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