“We believe that platform improvements are essential, but will be insufficient to address a key cause of physician burnout: our outdated regulatory requirements,” write the authors in their editorial. “Value-based reimbursement programs hold the most promise for controlling spiraling costs, but they must avoid overburdening physicians with administrative responsibilities. Regulatory reform (including changes to billing requirements) allowing clinicians to strip documentation to bare essentials would improve accuracy, enable better use for research and reduce the tedious work that occupies so much of our time.”
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Lara C. Pullen, PhD, is a medical writer based in the Chicago area.
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