Every year, errors in medical documentation cost billions of dollars to the U.S healthcare industry. Medical records are a combination of self-reported patient information and physicians’ notes on the diagnosis, care and treatment given to the patient. It is important to have complete and accurate medical records for smooth and efficient communication between healthcare providers, patients and payers about patient health status, treatment planning, delivery of care and preventive health services. Even the smallest error in the medical record can have serious consequences for the patient. Accuracy of medical documentation can be ensured with the support of dedicated medical transcription companies.
Check out the infographic to learn about the common medical errors that result in unreliable healthcare documentation.