What is an Electronic Health Assessment (EHA)?

What is an Electronic Health Assessment (EHA)?

ThoughtSwift Electronic Health Assessments (EHA) are designed to meet the preventative care standards of current federal mandates.  Each EHA is performed on a tablet, PC, or telehealth.  The EHA takes five minutes to complete.  Patients complete the assessment in the waiting room, exam room or at home prior to the appointment.  By the time the patient responds to the last question, the report is delivered.  The report can be printed or sent to a HIPAA secure email, or PDF to an EMR system.

EHA’s Increase Practice Revenue

Electronic Health Assessments are billable events paid by Medicare, all commercial insurance, and Medicaid in some states.  The EHA increases billing for every screened patient. The average provider faithfully using ThoughtSwift’s Electronic Health Assessment enjoys a typical billing increase of $100,000 or more per year.  Revenues are determined by patient mix and responsible billing. Additionally, Thoughtswift does not require major capital outlays and does not require a practice to add additional staff.

ThoughtSwift Electronic Health Assessments (EHA) increases or meets:

 

New Standard of Care

Depression and Alcohol screenings are standard of care.  The American Medical Association, Health and Human Services, and the United States Preventive Taskforce recommend depression and alcohol screenings for all patients annually.  ThoughtSwift provides these screenings as well as others that doctors need to care for their patients in a simple and cost-effective way.

Federal Mandates

MACRA laws highly incentivize providers to perform required preventive medicine. Failure to comply with MACRA/ MIPS will result in a reduction in Medicare reimbursements by up to 9 percent annually.  ThoughtSwift programs help providers comply with MACRA and can even help providers increase their Medicare reimbursements.

Patient Care

In America, 27% of all patients experience mental health issues every year.  The majority of sufferers never receive treatment, even after seeing their primary care provider.   Doctors can not treat an illness that they are not aware of.  Behavior clues are not enough to know the mental condition of the patient.  Practices that use ThoughtSwift EHA’s increase diagnosis accuracy, save time and provide more consistent patient care.

Litigation Protection

Providers are under intense scrutiny every time a prescription is written.  Overdoses are on the rise for narcotic and non-narcotic medications. Doctors must be able to show the steps taken to understand the physical and mental condition of the patient before, during, and after treatment and justify the medication prescribed.  The ThoughtSwift electronic health assessment assists as a shield for providers from this inquiry.

EHA Screenings Include, but are Not Limited To:

  • Alcohol Usage
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Tobacco use
  • Opioid Risk
  • Somatic symptom severity
  • Patient and family history of drug use
  • History of ADHD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar
  • OCD
Electronic Health Assessments (EHA) from ThoughtSwift are the smart way for practices to do more with less staff to enable them to improve patient care and improve revenue.  Contact ThoughtSwift for more information  at www.thoughtswift.com

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