Not at all! What she is supposed to say is “Thank you. Here’s five more I need you to complete. Please.”
In some ways, I wish there were more actual handwritten forms nowadays. And some of the old filing methods. Lack of accountability is one of the biggest threats we face in the world – a few paper trails would be useful…
What gets me, every time you change departments, you get the same intake questions. If every thing is all computerized, don’t they communicate with each other?Or same office one week later for a follow up visit. “No, my prescriptions did not change, because you have not written any new ones since last time I saw you”.
I used to have a joke about those forms being a math test until this last week when I ACTUALLY had these questions at the top of a form at my doctor’s office.
Your Date of Birth
WHAT the hell??? They can’t subtract two dates themselves?
“We apologize for the inconvenience”
What’s worse is that they send you an email to pre register, you fill in all the information they already have, then show up for your appointment only to have to go through the same routine all over then screwup the billing.
At our hospital, move from ER to Intensive Care to Observation to Physical Therapy – fill out the same form, with the same information every time. No internal communication – also poor quality and high cost.
dream on that she will.
I went to a doctor for the first time and at least 3 forms required the same info as other forms. I also had to fill out a new patient form AND a change of insurance form.
Well things may have changed since the last visit, like your gender.
Coincidentally, I had a doctor’s appointment today, and they recently started using a new computer system. After the appointment, I was given a form to take to “Lab” for getting blood taken and I noticed next to my name, it said [Dependent Child]. I’m 68 years old and I am nobody’s dependent child, at least not yet! Well, you guessed it, it was the new computer system. She fixed it on the computer, whited it out on the form, and we had a good laugh…
I work in a medical office and some forms we MUST have completed annually. If we don’t have current signatures, insurances can not only deny the claim, but they can take back money paid and, in the case of Medicare, fine us for each and every infraction. So, it’s simpler to get every person to sign every year, not just those with certain insurances.
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