Surgical Workflow

Surgical Scheduling Workflow

In a busy practice, the workflow associated with surgery can be a tremendous burden. The EHR Surgical Workflow Module addresses the needs of busy practices and transforms a complex process into a seamless, all- in-one step-by-step workflow. The WRS EHR Surgical Workflow platform integrates fully with your practice. This allows tasks completed by administrators, billing, the front desk and other areas to support the workflow from preoperative patient management to postoperative patient management.

The workflow includes:

Preoperative

All activities during the preoperative period can all be communicated:

  • Preauthorizations
  • Medical Clearance
  • Scheduling the surgery
  • Preoperative testing
  • Consents
  • Communications with the operating room
Perioperative

During the perioperative period subsequent to the operation there is a process for entering CPT codes that were pre-certified without having to look them up all over again. The data is then seamlessly entered into the patient’s previous surgical history.

Covers the date of surgery plus six days and includes:

  • Entry of the surgical procedure into the patient’s record
  • Seamless claim creation
Postoperative

In the postoperative management period, the provider is queued as to the global period and prompted for the entry of appropriate modifiers if reimbursements are appropriate.

Patient follow ups are recorded:

  • Visits are recorded
  • You are alerted to the end of the global period for billing services
Completed

Care subsequent to the global period:

  • Care is recorded and billed
  • Useful for reviewing past surgical cases or cancelled surgeries.

Informed Consent Documentation

Informed Consent is properly documented in the patient’s electronic record before the procedure is scheduled. For practices that use the Digital Pen, the process is further streamlined as completed forms are automatically transmitted to the EHR when the pen is docked.

Fast, Accurate Payment

The EHR automatically readies each step of the surgical process, from scheduling to claim submission. It even suggests modifier codes for optimal coding. The Surgical Workflow Queue tracks the global period so that payments for unrelated services during the global period aren’t forfeited. Pre-authorized CPT codes are automatically queued for claim.