You have a hard job. Don’t make it harder.
The U.S. healthcare system is undergoing significant changes, to an extent not seen in years. It’s more challenging than ever to operate a profitable hospital, emergency department, or urgent care center as the very rules of the game change underneath your feet. Medical scribes improve hospital operations at a difficult time of lower payment reimbursements and higher operational costs.
More income, there for the taking
The addition of electronic medical record (EMR) systems to the clinical environment has come with many benefits, but is not without its costs. Physicians now report spending up to 30% of their time on documentation and other non-medical tasks. This needless burden results in tired doctors, lower patient throughput, lower quality documentation, and less physician time available for patients. Together, these factors add up to lower reimbursement rates and take revenue out of your pocket. But this doesn’t have to be. The lost revenue can be recovered if only you choose to reach out and take it.
Use your limited resources more effectively
When Precision Scribes joins your team, we take the burden of all non-medical tasks away from the physicians and nurses, and allow them to focus on patient care. Real-time charting by our medical scribes lets each physician see more patients per hour, and the more focused attention we give to the chart leads to higher-quality documentation and greater RVUs reimbursed per patient. Physicians finally have the time to devote more attention to patients, which should, over the long term, lead to better patient outcomes. All of this comes from transferring non-medical tasks from your highest-paid employees (the physicians) to scribes who cost a fraction of the amount.
Medical scribes are a profit center
When taken together, more patients per hour, higher reimbursements per patient visit, and better outcomes lead to dramatic increases in revenue and profits. All of this means that an investment in scribes begins paying off immediately. Your medical team will work more efficiently and more effectively, leading to higher revenues, lower costs, and greater profits, all from a modest investment. Scribes are one of the best investments you’ll ever make.
Happier patients and a happier you
Beyond the very real financial returns that come with an investment in scribes, you’ll also see improvements in more intangible, though no less important, measurements. Freed from non-medical drudgery, your physicians will be more satisfied and better rested. They’ll be able to see more patients per hour, resulting in lower wait times and reduced LWOTs. This all culminates in the most important thing of all: a better experience for your patients, who will reward you with higher patient satisfaction scores.
Start using medical scribes today
If you aren’t already using scribes, you should be. Get in touch for a free consultation and allow us to explain how Precision Scribes can help your business achieve its full potential.