Cable Cutting & Adopting an EHR

Cable Cutting & Adopting an EHR

At my house, we’ve had an interesting experience: cable cutting. At some point we looked at our DirecTV or Dish Network bill and simply couldn’t handle it anymore. It was time to take action. The process started about a year and-a-half ago- maybe 2 years. Here’s what...
14 One-Liners Straight From The Health Record

14 One-Liners Straight From The Health Record

Time for a little bit of fun on a Friday. Here is a collection of funny one-liners, supposedly exactly as found in the medical record: Patient has left her white blood cells at another hospital. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. On...
Breaking down the MACRA Composite Performance Score

Breaking down the MACRA Composite Performance Score

What is the CPS, and how might anesthesia providers’ Medicare reimbursements be adjusted based on MACRA compliance?   The 2018 MACRA program consists of 4 categories that are weighted differently to calculate a Composite Performance Score for a given NPI/TIN...
Physician Burnout: Anesthesia & EHRs

Physician Burnout: Anesthesia & EHRs

Tweet If you’ve been following the medical community on social media, it’s easy to see a pattern of growing concern around one topic: Physician Burnout. A few Twitter posts show the anxiety of physician burnout in the medical world: Burnout isn’t just an issue for...

The ONE Secret Of Excellent Customer Service

I’ve recently found that automated customer service is getting smarter. The evolution occurred as consumers such as myself learned and exploited the system’s weaknesses. For instance, I could skip all of the “press ones for this” and “press sevens to repeat these...