Bloomberg.com followed up on the Obamacare sign-up fiasco. Depending on the source, it might sound like Armageddon or a minor rain shower. Regardless, a program this large was guaranteed to hiccup. However, this hiccup is relevant. Patients who have actually completed their portion of enrollment, and submitted information to the exchange and opted for a plan, are facing a red tape problem — their electronic files are inaccessible or incomplete, thereby stymying insurance processing. Insurers are throwing their hands in the air, saying they can’t do anything, and leaving the subscribers out to dry. It gets worse. These participants might not be technically “insured” come January 1, 2014, and could face a fine.
So what’s the take away? More red tape, more problems.
We’re continually updating the the Atlas.md EMR app so that YOU can do your job more efficiently. And by job, we mean examining patients, talking to them, building actual relationships, keeping them healthy. We don’t mean spending 30-40% of your day mindlessly clicking on boxes because someone told you that this will make you a more “successful” doctor. Your patients’ records are as hermetically sealed as it gets in this day and age. Only you and they have access. No insurance companies and no Federal regulators (and none of those Obamacare navigators either). If another party needs to see a patient’s file, you can send it to them directly. If they have proper authorization and an Internet connection, everything is good to go. Alternatively, you can use our new Print feature to distribute hard copies of patient records, if necessary.