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CMS warns that templates don’t make the cut: Template users face Medicare denials

EHR templates have long been under scrutiny, but only now are consequences being established for the use and mis-use of templates. In a recently published addition to its instructions for payment review contractors, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) states that templates do not provide adequate documentation of clinical encounters. In fact, in cases

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Praxis EMR Training Seminar: Sept 13-16

From September 13-16, Praxis EMR clients, trainers, and staff gathered in Orlando, Florida for the 2012 Praxis Training Seminar. After a welcome address from CEO Dr. Richard Low, participants divided into beginner and advanced groups.  Course material covered the new features included in Praxis v5 as well as a detailed walk-through on how to attest

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Technology is Far From Objective: Implications for the EMR/EHR Debate

Published on June 23, 2012, by in EMR/EHR.

It is widely thought that because computers are machines, they are objective tools.  Indeed, this is the perspective that leads many of our colleagues to unconditionally trust EHR software systems: unlike a human being, they think, the computer will make always make the right decision- we programmed it to do so. This viewpoint misses the

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