BC Advantage - 2011 Issue 12

How EMR affects the Billing

There have been a lot of questions buzzing around about EMR (electronic medical records) and EHR (electronic health records) and how the mandate will affect the medical billing of a practice. Providers have been mandated to begin using EMR or EHR by 2014 and there seems to be much confusion out there surrounding this mandate and what it actually affects.To determine what it actually is, first you need to look at the definition of Mandate. According to Wikipedia, there are multiple definitions and more than one seem to apply to EMR:Mandate (international law) an obligation handed down by...

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