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We currently put all weekly patients into the EMR with an end date of 9/30/2022 and then extend those visits every July/Aug for another year. Due to the number of patients we see, this takes our one office coordinator about 150-200 hours to do once a year (including double checking to make sure no one got missed which causes a double booking). EPIC did create a “recur” button for us years ago, but this is still a very laborious task requiring many man hours. It is also prone for errors and the stakes are high (double bookings).
We have been asked to change this to quarterly, but do not have the man power to do that.