The scramble to keep up with a rapidly evolving industry is taking its toll on physician practices. Regulatory compliance requires a lot of rigor on multiple fronts, including Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and electronic prescription of controlled substances (EPCS). These requirements and others are causing general fatigue. For example, according to the Top 15 challenges facing physicians in 2015, about eight out of 10 physicians feel they are overextended or working at full capacity, and 70% report that they spend more than one day on paperwork each week. Unfortunately, there are hidden costs to this exhaustion that many practices overlook. Burnout can lead to leaving money on the table Physician practices have become almost desensitized to the worry associated with regulatory requirements. For example, ICD-10 is coming down the path, but it’s not […]