Medical professionals are responsible for many patients on an average day. Accurately documenting their notes in medical charts and insurance claims is crucial to delivering quality care.
Most healthcare practitioners dictate their notes in an audio recording, which is then transcribed into a written document – and the importance of this transcription process can’t be overstated. Transcribed documents not only influence a patient’s case history, diagnosis, and treatment options, but also affects reimbursement for healthcare facilities & physicians. Medical transcription errors can result in serious consequences, putting all parties involved at great risk, while also causing delays in collection.
Here are four steps your facility can take to ensure accurate medical transcription.
Encourage high-quality recordings.
Poor audio not only makes a transcriptionist’s job difficult, it increases the risk of errors. Dictate in a quiet room with no background noise and speak clearly and directly into the microphone.
Dictate patient notes immediately after an appointment to make sure you don’t forget any pertinent information. Dictating Operative Reports directly after surgery will also help to speed up the revenue cycle process.
Trust experienced transcriptionists.
Whether you have an in-house transcriptionist or you outsource the reports to a transcription company, you need to know you can rely on the quality of the work. Medical transcription requires a high level of skill, training, and experience, so vet your providers thoroughly.
Utilize effective and intuitive technology.
Clunky recording equipment or software can hinder the dictation and transcription process. Adopt a system that is easy and intuitive for physicians to use. MedTek provides a state-of-the-art mobile app that allows physicians to securely track, dictate, review, edit, and e-sign documents in one location, minimizing delays and improving overall accuracy and efficiency.
Learn more about MedTek’s transcription services.