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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Consultation Reports in Medical Transcription

Consultation Reports in Medical Transcription

A consultation (CONS) report is among the ‘Big Four’ reports in medical transcription work and is typically requested by a primary care physician from a specialist for an expert opinion regarding a particular diagnosis or illness. In addition to primary care physicians, emergency room (ER) physicians call in relevant specialists for a psychiatric evaluation, a … Continue reading Consultation Reports in Medical Transcription

Need for Accurate Documentation While Prescribing Drugs for Insomnia

Need for Accurate Documentation While Prescribing Drugs for Insomnia

Proper diagnosis of insomnia is important to prescribe appropriate drugs. Insomnia or sleeplessness may be due to a mental disorder, or a medical condition; it may be psycho-physiologic insomnia, idiopathic insomnia and so on. Unless the nature of the actual condition is known properly, it is not possible to determine which medications will work on … Continue reading Need for Accurate Documentation While Prescribing Drugs for Insomnia

Knowledge of Common ER Slang Terms Helps Improve Emergency Room Transcription

Knowledge of Common ER Slang Terms Helps Improve Emergency Room Transcription

A medical transcription professional will have to handle diverse medical specialties and scenarios and one crucial area is emergency room transcription. ER documentation is quite challenging compared to types of medical transcription. In ER, the patient condition fluctuates based on variable factors and it is crucial to provide proper and timely care as well as … Continue reading Knowledge of Common ER Slang Terms Helps Improve Emergency Room Transcription

Why Accurate Documentation is Critical for Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Why Accurate Documentation is Critical for Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Though PET and DAT scans may aid the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or PD, it cannot differentiate PD and Parkinsonian subtypes. Clinical findings are still used to diagnose PD. However, a study published in the June issue of the Neurology Journal (the official Journal of the American Academy of Neurology) says the four main motor … Continue reading Why Accurate Documentation is Critical for Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Use of HIT in Physician Offices Will Significantly Reduce Future Demand for Physician Services

Use of HIT in Physician Offices Will Significantly Reduce Future Demand for Physician Services

A Commonwealth Fund-Supported study published in Health Affairs in November 2013 says that the proliferation of health information technology (HIT) across physician offices will substantially reduce the future demand for physician services in the U.S. Health information technology adoption includes EHR, clinical decision support, provider order entry and patient Web portals with secure messaging. A … Continue reading Use of HIT in Physician Offices Will Significantly Reduce Future Demand for Physician Services

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