Medical records must be maintained on each patient. There must be a record of each visit, each treatment, and everything that happens between a patient and any medical personnel. These records are used if there is ever a question of what transpired in a lawsuit, if a patient is unclear about something and needs to make sure they understand what they need to do, and for insurance purposes so the medical personnel can be properly paid. Hand-written records are easily misunderstood as they are done in haste and are often messy and hard to read. To ensure every record is complete and accurate, it is a good idea to use medical transcription services. Here are just a few benefits of these services.
A recording of the interactions between patient and medical personnel, or the medical personnel discussing what they had observed or found after the interaction gives a transcriptionist the chance to stop, rewind, and relisten to things to make sure that everything is written down and is accurate. They can then go back to check for errors in the transcription and will often have a superior go over it too. You can be sure that the transcription gives the true and complete happenings during the appointment or afterthoughts.
Instead of trying to write everything down while carrying out an examination, surgery, or any treatment, you can simply record things on your phone or other recording devices. After the appointment or treatment, you can easily send the digital file to the transcription company to be completed. You may choose to send each file individually or in a batch at the end of the day. Of course, you may also choose to send important files immediately and then the rest at the end of the day.
Transcription company workers spend all day transcribing medical files. They do not have to worry about an emergency patient, dealing with an insurance company, or researching something to make a diagnosis. this means they can have your files transcribed and back to you very quickly. This means you have the records necessary to treat the patients accurately and that you can file the insurance claim to be paid much faster than if you had to wait for yourself or someone in your office to make sense of the records.
If you are looking for a way to keep your patients' records neat and accurate in a timely manner, find a company that offers medical transcription services, such as Altos, Inc. The whole office will be glad you did.Share