Skip to comments.Doctors Agree: Obama's Electronic Medical Records Mandate Sucks!
Posted on 10/23/2015 7:40:25 PM PDT by 100American
Hey, who's up for a stiff dose of "See, I told you so?" For the past several years, medical professionals have warned that the federal electronic medical records mandate -- buried in the trillion-dollar Obama stimulus of 2009 -- would do more harm than good. Their diagnosis, unfortunately, is on the nose.
The Quack-in-Chief peddled his tech-centric elixir as a cost-saving miracle. "This will cut waste, eliminate red tape, and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests," he crowed at the time. In theory, of course, modernizing record-collection is a good idea, which many private health care providers had already adopted before the Healer of All Things took office.
But in the clumsy, power-grabbing hands of Washington bureaucrats, Obama's one-size-fits-all EMR regulations have morphed into what one expert called "healthcare information technology's version of cash-for-clunkers."
I reported in 2012 how my own primary care physician quit her regular practice and converted to "concierge care" because of the meddlesome EMR burden. Untold numbers of docs across the country have done the same.
In 2013, health care analysts at the RAND Corporation admitted that their cost-savings predictions of $81 billion a year were vastly inflated.
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if one is an older doctor who hasn’t transfered all files over to the computer then this EMR is a time consuming nightmare.
But on the positive the EMR firms are making bank getting doctors to buy their product
Because of this.
Just stop it!! Don’t comply. Use the lois lerner defense. !! “opps my computer hard drive was destroyed by accident with a hammer!!” . Screw obama.
is this the EPIC shit my Doctor was talking about...the one with all the stupid ass shit that only one vendor could supply - EPIC - that paid into nobama campaigns 150 mil and they are making over 100 bil on contract? he said over 50% of the data they want to capture is totally unnecessary for managing ones health!
time for a real revolt!
Worse than that, the competing systems do not “talk” to each other as the records structure within varies by provider of the software
HIPPA allows for any patient to walk into his doctors office and obtain a complete medical records history and all contents.... If you see multiple doctors with practices not on the same system, well, I think you see this is going the whole wrong direction and it is not by mistake
The largest provider was hand picked by The Grand Empress Moochita...
Just a friend thang....
An unintended consequence, they try to put their medical release forms with electronic signatures. I read through every release form and strike out the stupid things.
You can’t do that when they keep a particularly onerous generic medical release forms.
From what I know, group physian practices have the same EMR system like hospitals. Still I see why older doctors are retiring. This and the new icd10...the business side of medicine has become more tortuous
“he said over 50% of the data they want to capture is totally unnecessary for managing ones health!”
It’s much worse than just that. It’s so cumbersome that what’s being put in is often garbage, and they have grandiose plans to ‘mine’ this erroneous data and use it to track and guide health care (and policy no doubt).
Indeed on all points, the new beast is the “middleman” who sits between the provider and the payer navigating the arcane and ridiculous paper blizzard
Easy to say if you don't get any of your payments from the government, reality is that the penalty for not complying goes up exponentially each year until the Doctor is forced out of practice or into employment with a large provider. So if you are an older Doctor you are pretty well screwed as are the patients.
My doc (older) is sticking with paper file folders, apparently EMR is only mandated if taking Medicare or Medicaid/MediCal patients. He specializes in worker’s comp on the job injuries & school athletics physicals with some “regular” patients thrown in.
For the most part you can’t bill without an EMR. That and they just made the coding much more difficult, you need the computer just to get the billable codes.
Obama would be pleased as punch if you don’t comply, basically you would be giving away your services for free.
I read the headline as:
America Agrees Obama Sucks!
Since when did every disease become an initial?
Absolutely. I see why there has been a surge in concierge care. If I were a doctor...I would do the same. Sad for all of us, though.
Or have switched to a "concierge" practice! (Fortunately for the practicing physician, and unfortunately for patients, while Obamacare increased the demand for health care, it did next to nothing to increase the supply of health care!)
I’ll second that. 95% of what is in the chart is canned verbage.
How many times do you thing that 12 point ROS was really done?
He’s probably hating life about now. New coding system was just implimented. Something like over 4000 codes now and none of them are the same as before. Without the EMR feeding you the codes, it would be hard to bill for any services.
I quit practicing, it just wasn’t worth it anymore. I just feel sorry for the young people just beginning their careers.
I knew a few people that tried concierge and some other alternatives, most are struggling.
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