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HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: New E/M Changes Are Here, Six EHR Usability Challenges Leading to Clinician Burnout, Cancer Trials A Major Victim Of Pandemic As Global Studies Dropped By 60 Percent, Manual Revenue Cycle Transactions Are Costlier Than Ever

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The long-awaited E/M coding and documentation changes, which are the first major overhaul to E/M guidelines in nearly 30 years, have now officially gone into effect and are expected to have a significant impact on revenue cycles. The goal is to increase efficiency while reducing administrative burdens and ultimately improve patient care.  Read More

Multiple EHR usability factors lead to clinician burnout, highlighted by total EHR time, after-hours EHR time, and EHR documentation time, according to a new study. The study also found that clinician burnout costs health systems roughly $250,000 to $1 million per clinician who quits due to burnout or job dissatisfaction.  Read More

As much of the world locked down in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, save lives and reduce pressure on hospitals, there are indications the COVID-19 pandemic may be associated with longer-term indirect effects on population morbidity and mortality through pathways such as halted drug development.  Read More

Automating common healthcare administrative transactions, such as prior authorization, has reduced annual costs by $122 billion, finds the 2020 CAQH Index. However, the industry is still leaving $16.3 billion in potential savings on the table. In addition, the costs associated with some manual and partially electronic portal transactions are also increasing.  Read More

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