August’s Top 5 Reads

By now, you’ve likely taken a couple of days off for some much needed rest and relaxation. But, like that pesky mosquito that won’t leave your ankles alone, ICD-10 news is ever present. As much as we’d like to ignore it, that October 1 deadline is looming and there continues to be a constant whirl of conversation around it.

After much angst and multiple delays, many healthcare workers thought ICD-10 was that unicorn that would never be seen. But, the American Medical Association and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has assured the public that October 1 should remain circled in red. However, a grace period has been issued. Here’s what the grace period is and is not.

The idea of having to document thousands of more codes is rather daunting. However, a pair of ICD-10 experts are telling providers that their fear isn’t necessary. Those experts address multiple concerns here.

Taking a step away from ICD-10 conversation, we’re often asked if scribes should be used in urgent care clinics. While it really comes down to preference (you know your clinic’s workflow best), we did ask a few of our clients what they think about the matter. Here’s our Q&A with urgent care operators on whether to scribe or not to scribe with an EMR.

The future of urgent care medicine and telemedicine continues to expand and intersect. One of DocuTAP’s early consultants, Dr. Dan Diamond, has been conducting virtual visits and says he enjoys the less hurried pace. Find out more about modern day medicine and how Skype chats are leading to faster diagnosis.

Our CEO and Founder Eric McDonald is often asked how DocuTAP has become such a success. While the road has been longer than most realize, DocuTAP has experienced high-growth. In this article for Forbes, Eric shares the 4 Critical Areas of High-Growth Businesses Must Master.

While we certainly don’t want to rush summer, we are planning events around the Fall UCAOA Conference in New Orleans. We hope to see many of you there. Until then, enjoy August!

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