Friday, June 6, 2014
I think I am just going to give in and file for Medicare Disability for writers cramp, trigger finger and depression. In addition to all the other forms, there is now a new plethora of other forms that must be filed out for Medicare compliance according to JACHO, CMS and WGF. (WGF is "who gives a +++!") I didn't even have clinic today and only had to round on a few patients but still I had to sign, time and date 87 separate forms! I daydreamed about a pen that after I scrawled an unitelligible swirl as a signature it would shoot a laser that burned the time and date into the paper as it set off smoke detectors in the administrators offices. To be even more passive/aggressive I wanted to date and time the orders in ancient Mayan but one of the other surgeons said their calender was over as the world ended! Some guy in a suit said it would all be better once all the records were paperless as the date and time would be automatic. Yeah, sure. We are "paperless"! Somehow, paperless means I have to sign more papers that the computer just spits out one after the other.