tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 8

Reader Question: Use This Handy Checklist When Shopping for an EHR

Question: Our ASC is looking into buying an EHR so that we can gear ourselves up to compete with HOPDs over the long term. But we can’t find a CHERT system. Do you have any advice for how we can compile a shortlist of reliable vendors? Answer: Although some vendors offer ASC-specific EHR systems, there is currently no ONC-certified (CEHRT) system available specifically for ASCs, according to Ashley Wise, MBA, who spoke to ASC administrators about technology at the ASCA 2017 Annual Meeting in May. CEHRT stands for “certified electronic health record technology” and the fact that...

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