The current push for a transition to Electronic Medical Record and Electronic Health Records is forcing the use of EMR on neurologists and their administrative staffs at a faster pace than they may wish. As a neurologist dealing with many procedures and with complex billing codes, it is difficult to bill for procedures in a timely manner, turn around denials and resubmit bills without an EMR system in place. In the current health care environment, all physicians, neurologists among them, will need to find the right EMR or at least medical billing system very soon.
Neurologists must be careful to buy or lease a system that is already geared toward a neurologist’s specific practice needs. Good neurology specificElectronic Medical Record software includes many custom templates for history of present illness, complaints, review of systems, drug prescription and coding.
Some of the features to look for in EMR for Neurology are:
In addition to customized templates, good EMR for Neurology should offer other features such as:
The more customized your medical software is to the needs of a neurology practice, the less customization and re-training you will have to do once your EMR software is in place. Software tailored to your neurology practice will also ease the migration issues between your current hard copy or stand-alone computer system and an integrated EMR and billing system.