The Green Side of Healthcare

3 Images iPhone 6Even though the United States government has no interest to participate in the global agreement to fight climate change, more than 1,200 private companies and government entities have kept a strong commitment to planet Earth. Here at maxRVU, we do too, and we have always been proud of doing our bit to help the environment.

Even today, most billing systems for physicians are still dependent on a lot of paperwork. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, does a good job to protect patient data but has also been a burden for the use of technology to transmit patient data. There are a lot of requirements for a healthcare communication platform to be compliant with HIPAA. For this reason, many providers find it easier to carry sheets of papers with them to annotate information about their encounters with the patients and then send these to billers to get their charges reimbursed.

Let’s talk about hospitalists as an example, who are physicians that work exclusively rounding at a hospital. On average, a hospitalist sees 30 patients a day. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, there are more than 50,000 hospitalists today in the U.S. Imagine each of them using at least 30 paper sheets a day to capture their charges during rounds. If we do a simple multiplication, we could be talking about 1.5 million sheets of paper used in a day by hospitalists in the U.S. or 180 trees per day!

maxRVU has made this whole process simpler and greener. Our encrypted HIPAA compliant solution allows providers to capture their charges on their phones and send them to billing offices with just a tap. Our users are now contributing to our planet while saving time and increasing their revenue. Over the years, maxRVU alone has saved more than 1,000 trees!

We probably won’t change the world by ourselves, but if each of us does their bit and we try to influence others, we could make a significant impact.

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Physicians well-being should always be top priority

“I should not be spending all this time on paperwork and accounting processes.” “I am a physician, not a biller.” “I need my day to have more than 24 hours”. “I should be earning more”. If you have said or thought about any of these, then you need to keep reading.

As stated by Ken Fisher, MD, on his article published in Medical Economics, “Physician well-being is vital to the delivery of good, cost-efficient care. Physician mental health is diminishing, and physician burnout is increasing, as reported in recent studies. This is becoming a national healthcare crisis…”

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As we have worked closely with doctors from all over the country, we can also confirm this. Even though ending the struggle to find a work-life balance is complicated, there are ways you can start getting closer to the ideal balance, and we are here to help.

An article posted on Medical Economics features doctors sharing their approaches to a healthy balanced work-life and providing peer advice. You can read it on the following link:
http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/2017-physician-writing-contest-winners

maxRVU can also certainly fill one piece in the balanced work-life puzzle. Imagine a world where you can send charges or solve a query from billing offices in less than 5 seconds. A world where you can add and manage your data and patients with just a few taps. A world where you can send information or messages to anybody from your group and be HIPAA compliant all the time. This world exists, and you can start today for free with maxRVU.

More than 60 hospitals and practices are experiencing this new era in which they can save time and increase their revenue at the same time. Their charges get reimbursed faster, and a lot of their billing headaches are history now. We want to make you more efficient and happier.