Coding, Health Reminders, etc

AMNews: April 14, 2003. Paperwork reduction bill is caught in coding crossfire …

Washington — A bill designed to reduce the hassle factor for physicians in the Medicare program may wind up causing more headaches than it cures.

Meanwhile, read codes have been in use across the pond for quite some time, and are a better refelection of how physicians think.

.. and despite rumors about this for years … HHS has yet to license snomed from CAP.   Speaking of CAP .. they've got which patients can use to send themselves an e-mail when the time is right.   It's flashy and a good idea .. but the tried-and-true would work just as well .. with fewer annoying graphics.