IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES WITH THOUGHTSWIFT LABORATORY ASSESSMENTS (LAB-EHA)
What is a ThoughtSwift LAB-EHA?
ThoughtSwift’s Laboratory Electronic Health Assessment or LAB-EHA is specifically designed for laboratories to improve efficiencies in patient candidate screening. The LAB-EHA ensures patient candidate status for their services meets the CMS requirements for every patient screened. The efficiency of screening patients with a tablet, rather than the standardized paper screening, has many advantages for laboratories and providers.
How the LAB-EHA Brings Efficiencies to Laboratories and Providers
Laboratories are under scrutiny to document the medical necessity for lab tests ordered. Failure to document the medical necessity opens the laboratory to be assessed chargebacks for services performed. The LAB-EHA documents the medical necessity for each patient in order to adjudicate claims. ThoughtSwift customizes the assessment to meet the medical necessity needed for each lab’s test to ensure accuracy. Once complete, the provider and the laboratory have documented justification based on CMS requirements for writing and filling each script. These efficiencies are only the beginning of the advantages of a LAB-EHA.
Providers also have advantages when using the LAB-EHA. When tablets are handed to patients, the LAB-EHA also screens patients for chronic, mental, physical, and drug use needs. Providers receive a 360-degree view of the patient to provide a better treatment plan whereby keeping whole-patient care in view with every script written. The LAB-EHA screens for the following conditions but is not limited to this list.:
- Alcohol usage
- Tobacco use
- Opioid risk
- History of ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar, OCD
- Carrier genetic testing
- Pharmacogenomics testing
- Hereditary cancer testing
- Toxicology testing
- And more
For providers, the LAB-EHA serves as a specialized tool to know when a patient would benefit from a test. Providers still must make the decision to write scripts. However, the LAB-EHA alerts the provider of the need so they can make an informed decision. Keeping whole-patient care in mind during every exam brings out more effective and efficient treatment plans for patients.
To learn more about ThoughtSwift’s Laboratory Health Assessment (LAB-EHA) efficiencies contact www. thoughtswift.com. Or to learn more about Electronic Health Assessments in general go to the specific EHA page on our website or fill out the contact us form on our website. Let us show you how ThoughtSwift can help your laboratory provide better patient care for your patients.
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