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6/19/2013 10:24 AM
St. Cloud Orthopedics in Sartell, Minnesota earned $342,000 in Medicare incentive payments by successfully meeting meaningful use while dictating. As the article in the June 2013 issue of AAOS Now details, David L. Kaus, MD and practice administrator Bill Worzala reviewed and refused point-and-click, templated EHR systems due to the productivity impact. Instead, they chose to employ a hybrid approach, which uses a combination of dictation and templates to automatically populate discrete data within the EHR. With this approach, physicians aren't required to keep clicking during patient encounters to create the documentation, but rather, can keep the focus on productivity while helping us attest to meaningful use.