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Subject:  Re: OT: Career crisis Date:  10/16/2005  3:09 PM
Author:  PosNetWorth Number:  212646 of 308881

Seeing your response to Chris --

(I replied once on the physicians board already, but here's more!)

1. It sounds like revenue is going to go down in the office if people aren't coding their visits with all diagnoses, etc. Did the practice ever employ a coder/billing specialist? Many practices find a dedicated trained coder increases revenue dramatically even if doctors *are* listing all the diagnoses. In this case, though, if people aren't putting in the odd stuff, collectibles are going to drop.

2. If the doctors aren't noting all the pertinent observations, the first malpractice suit your practice faces could end up being proof of the pudding. After all, if you didn't write it, it didn't happen, despite the 12-inch surgical scar, right?

3. (Yeah, this doesn't help, but) Wow, that sounds like an obnoxious interface!

-- Laura
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