In this time-motion study of hospitalists, only 17% of the day was spent in direct patient care, 25% communicating, and 34% with medical documentation. In addition, 16% of the time was spent doing more than 1 activity (multi-tasking). Those with higher patient loads spent the same amount of time in direct patient care, but spent less time communicating and documenting (abstract). Presumably streamlining communication and documentation processes may allow us to see more patients, or spend more time with our current ones.
“Membership in the American Academy of Professional Coders has risen to more than 170,000 today from roughly 70,000 in 2008.” “The AMA owns the copyright to CPT, the code used by doctors. It publishes coding books and dictionaries. It also creates new codes when doctors want to charge for a new procedure. It levies a […]
Yeah, I know the headline drew you in. I sleuthed ya—but I have a reason. A study out in BMJ today, and its timing is uncanny given the immigration ban we are now experiencing. First, to declare my priors. I will take an IMG to work by my side any day of the week. You need […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has not updated its rules (“conditions for participation”) for nursing homes in twenty-five years. Late last year they finally did. Many of the changes will have an impact on the daily lives of NH residents but are far removed from hospital medicine. Think a resident’s ability to […]