The regime of growing requirements
Between this year’s roll-out of MACRA, MIPS and APMs, earlier programs like PQRS and VBMS, and the transition from FFS to VBPs, I fear we may be killing our doctors one alphabet letter at a time.
It’s a wonder that today’s doctors still have time to be doctors. Between ever-evolving government regulations, poorly designed clinical user interfaces, and inefficient hospital information systems (HIS), physicians can no longer focus solely on the delivery of quality patient care. Instead they are hampered by large HIS platforms that were originally designed to track patients and facilitate billing and reimbursement – and not to support the clinical thought process at the point of care. Clinically-focused solutions have always been an afterthought for HIS vendors, who are committed to enhancing their systems to facilitate billing processes so that providers can get paid. Meanwhile, clinicians continue to struggle to glean insights from existing patient data for the delivery of better care.