Managed Healthcare Executive April 12, 2021
To remain relevant in managed care, adoption of EHRs are crucial for outpatient surgery. Included are four reasons it’s essential for surgery centers to adopt.
In 2009, hospitals and doctors were given financial incentives to adopt electronic health records (EHRs) through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) were not eligible for these funds, and were therefore not incentivized like the rest of the healthcare system to implement the technology. The consequence of that differentiation is that the majority of ASCs are still charting on paper, even while the rest of the health system has moved to digital records.
As the health system continues to evolve and grow their managed care networks,...