Thanks to everyone who participated. I learned a lot about hosting a webex. The more I edited myself out of the podcast, the bettter it gets. Load in iTunes: There’s some sweet nuggets in here. So load it into your phone and listen during your commute.
Archive for March, 2012
Before my first webex, James Foster of e-MDs advised me (paraphrased): Mute participants to avoid horrible distraction. Have the technical support number handy. Embed some music at the start so people don’t say, “I don’t hear anything, has the webinar started?” Start the webinar 30 minutes prior and load the slide deck up Don’t actually [...]
I’m going to be doing a diabetic group visit — a dinner club. Why would I offer to give free food as part of a doctor visit? By going over dinnertime, I can make it easier for diabetics with a job to stay on top of diabetes. Exemplify some healthy meals Time savings of group [...]
The Medicare e-Rx code drove my practice crazy last year. We e-prescribe all the time and many of us successfully attested for Meaningful Use. But the e-prescribing rule doesn’t allow for tracking that way. Instead it requires a bonus g-code be submitted. Please, Medicare, stop the madness! Sara Evans rightly recognized this as a reporting [...]
Here’s a report by Bill Sweeney from Mid-State Health. It generates a nice flat file list of appointments that you can select by date. Includes check in time, date, check out time, and optionally who did the check in. I love ‘flat file’ reports like this — it allows you to do your own analysis [...]
Print this for yourself and your partners Download Handout: Proposed MU Stage 2 Benchmarks Made for printing double side. This was written initially by John Crankshaw as a forum post, then we collaborated to make it into a handout. Since these are ‘proposed’ guidelines, these are our interpretations.
I’ve wanted this for several years — I think it’ll improve flow, reduce disparities in vitals and reduce transcription errors on vitals. If we implement this right, we can even use it to improve the human-ness of our rooming. Keith Tom’s practice uses it and loves it. Here’s their quick video. By the way, Keith, [...]