Archive for the Week of January 16, 2018

Archive for the Week of January 16, 2018

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of January 16, 2018.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of January 16, 2018.

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EHR Use and Administrative Burden Accelerate Burnout

In response to a new study about high levels of physician burnout among family physicians, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center family physician Donald O. Mack, MD, suggested the recent transition to a value-based care system and increased EHR use may have augmented the problem. “Burnout is associated with lower patient satisfaction and care quality, higher medical error rates and malpractice risk, higher physician and staff turnover, physician substance abuse/addiction, and physician suicide,” he wrote. “The causes are numerous, and in many cases physicians point to the increasing demands of electronic medical records, quality metrics, administrative tasks such as prior authorization, and value-based payment requirements, which take time away from

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