Cloned notes for EHR systems are still on the radar of payors and auditors. The copy/paste feature of many EHRs is often one of the causes of cloned notes. Pre-loaded templates can also be a cause.
If you’re a busy provider and don’t want to give up on the convenience of a template, we have a helpful tip. Instead of using one template for all patient encounters, work with your EHR vendor to create multiple templates for every E/M level and your most common patient encounters. This way, you don’t have to re-enter the same information into patients’ charts multiple times for similar encounters!