Dictation as fraud prevention?
1/13/2014 9:57 AM
Point-and-click documentation can be labor intensive and time consuming.
When the documentation burden is just that, an ever-increasing burden, it's not surprising that some medical professionals are tempted to use cut-and-paste in an effort to speed documentation. See Modern Healthcare's article
Feds eye crackdown on cut-and-paste EHR fraud. If documentation efficiency is maximized — using dictation on a mobile device that delivers patient demographics and history to create documentation that can auto-populate an EHR — these shortcuts will be unnecessary. Physicians can create original, accurate documentation for each patient easily. And the thorough, narrative documentation that results will facilitate appropriate coding.