Tips and Tricks: How to Go Paperless with Your Clinic’s Documentation

One of the best reasons to begin using an EMR system is the fact that they empower your clinic to go paperless. Instead of relying on a myriad of filing cabinets, folders, and an overly complicated filing system, clinics around the world have progressed to using practice management software like Practice Perfect EMR in an effort to go paperless. Let’s take a closer look at how that’s achieved in Practice Perfect.

 

Electronic Evaluations, Tests, and More

 

One of the greatest benefits of using an EMR like Practice Perfect is that you are able to tailor your documentation to fit your clinic’s needs. Whether you’re using a third-party integration like Microsoft Word, or using our integrated form builder, your therapists will be able to ditch their pens for a keyboard.

 

Tips and Tricks: Using Custom Microsoft Word Forms in Practice Perfect

 

Tracking goals and updating test results is also very easy and intuitive when using an EMR. In certain cases, you can carry forward the goal progress and test results from previous sessions. This makes updating future documents as easy as it is convenient.


Electronic Progress Notes

 

Progress notes are one of, if not the most, common forms of documentation in an outpatient rehabilitation facility. Unlike other medical treatment plans, rehabilitation often involves a set number of visits which take place on a weekly basis. This makes it very important to track the progress in each of those visits—and this means that there can be a lot of notes.

By using an EMR system, you can eliminate the need for paper by storing all of your progress notes digitally. Depending on the system you use, progress notes can be very easy to create when you’re able to bring forward previous progress notes, or maintain a bank of ‘quick phrases’.

 

Electronic Billing

 

Last but not least, electronic billing is one of the hallmarks of an EMR system. Since you’re already entering all of your documentation, as well as your treatment and service charges, it makes sense that you would want to use your EMR system for electronic billing, too. But different insurance carriers require different invoice formats.

 

Click here to learn more about how to enter treatment and service charges in Practice Perfect.

 

One of the great things about Practice Perfect is that you’re able to create a variety of invoice formats. So whether it’s a private paying patient, or one who’s submitting their claim to a regional healthcare authority through a web portal, these invoices and claims all be reproduced electronically.