EHR vs PAPER
Just the Facts
Wondering if adopting an Electronic Health Record (EHR) software is a requirement?. The answer is NO. However, this has not stopped many DCs from thinking they must.
The Truth of the Matter
There are NO mandated requirements set forth by CMS stating that chiropractors must implement EHR software. More details can be found on the CMS website directly by clicking here.
You will not be penalized for electing not to utilize an EHR system which demonstrates meaningful use. What you can expect to see is a minimal payment reduction of only mere cents per adjustment.
While adopting EHR is not currently a requirement, it is wise to consider that there are indications of other payers who may begin implementing this practice.
The same documentation requirements exist for both paper and EHR; one option is no more (or less) compliant than the other.
These are the facts. Now you decide: Is Transition Worth the Trouble?
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