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EMRs A Double Edge Sword for Coding

EMRs A Double Edge Sword for Coding

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By all accounts, wholesale adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) within the physician community is inevitable in the United States. And why not? EMRs promise to improve clinical outcomes, enhance billing accuracy, reduce duplicate testing, and move the medical community toward evidence-based medicine. Theoretically, clinicians will always have immediate access to patient histories, documentation is simplified, and record keeping will require a whole lot less space.