I would not fear your job is in jeapordy.
The sad fact is that a large majority of practices are implementing or have implemented an EMR because they want the ARRA funds. Automated coding has a long way to go before it will replace a human who has experience with all of the "grey" areas of coding. Computers can only decipher the black & white type coding concepts. For example EMR software cannot always decipher established E&M services because only two of three key components are required. The human rationale required to analyze which two are appropriate is still not accurately identified by a computer.
Sadly audits of EMR documentation are statisticaly poor as many providers don't have a clear understanding of how to properly utilize the tools they have been given. The vendors selling these systems have no clue how to educate providers and staff of how to document in the EMR environment.
So, human experience is still very much needed.
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