Why Are Podiatrists Moving to Fully Certified EMR Software?
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Despite podiatrists only representing about 1.5 percent of Medicare providers, the widespread use of podiatry EMR software has made it possible for so many podiatry specialists to attest to meaningful use. But what do podiatry EMR systems offer that other EMRs don’t?
Podiatry-specific templates and forms. Instead of working with generalized templates made to be used by doctors in a variety of specialties, podiatrists using specialty-specific EMR software can benefit from documents and screens geared to their specialty. This includes patient instructions, and exam templates for medical issues such as routine foot exam, ankle fractures, diabetic foot ulcer, ingrown toenail and more.
In addition, EMR software for podiatrists features diagrams and graphics related to the podiatry field. This means that doctors can access images of the foot (and other pertinent body parts) from different angles, in order to write or draw on and embed in the visit note.
Customized E&M coder. The custom E&M coder in podiatry EMR systems will automatically suggest a code based on the visit and what the provider did with the patient. This eliminates some of the guess work out of choosing visit codes, as well as helping podiatrists get paid for the services they provide.
Meaningful use reporting module and dashboard. Podiatrists using EMR software with built-in reporting modules have an easier time attesting to meaningful use. Using the dashboard and module features, providers can see percentages of compliancy, as well as a list of patients with whom they have achieved meaningful use and a list of patients with whom they have not.