Learn These Tricks of the Trade to Easily Train Doctors.
Training practitioners to better document their visits seems to spark frustration like nothing else among auditors, so much so that auditing forums are full of auditors asking for tips and tricks of the trade. And it makes sense, it’s intimidating to approach another adult, a doctor no less, to tell them how to better do their jobs.
But healthcare is a group effort and in order for an organization to be successful, everyone has to do their part. And it’s up to you, the auditor, to ensure that practitioners understand documentation rules.
Sometimes it takes years of being on the auditing front lines of healthcare organizations to master the delicate art of effectively training and educating practitioners in a way that is both mutually beneficial and surprisingly fun. For example, “When communicating with providers, I've always found it helpful to start with the positive points of their documentation. Commend their description of the patient's conditions, or their clarity in specifying exactly what data points have been reviewed and documented.” So let’s see what some of our favorite auditing experts have to say about one of our greatest occupational challenges.
Download our free eBrief, Auditor Wisdom: How to Improve Communication with Your Physicians, to learn how to train your doctors to better document their visits. Get tips and tricks on how to:
- Discuss the Assessment and Plan with Your Providers
- Get Thorough Documentation on Images and Medication
- Focus on Easier Aspects at First