One Team United on Access — Did You Know? Physicians Have an Asynchronous Slot Available for Non-Patient Facing Clinical Work

April 3, 2024 by

Did You Know ? GraphicAn asynchronous slot is the lowest visit duration slot (usually 15 or 20 minutes) on a physician’s template to perform non-patient facing clinical work that is required to care for patients. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • MyChart message handling
  • Prescription renewals
  • Home health certifications
  • Patient phone calls
  • Prior authorization appeals
  • E-visits
  • Documentation

The implementation of this slot will begin with primary care physicians and will be evaluated on how effective it is. After this evaluation occurs, there will be continued implementation beginning with other E/M physicians across the School of Medicine.  Here are some of the specifics:

  • Physicians will get one asynchronous slot (or the PACLAC slot) in 1 four-hour session, not both.
  • Physicians will need to opt-in to receive this slot
  • Criteria to qualify for this slot include:
    • Minimum of 4 four-hour ambulatory/clinic sessions per week
    • Minimum of 184 four-hour ambulatory/clinic sessions per year (based upon 46 weeks per year); adjusted for inpatient service weeks
    • Need to maintain Scheduled Slot Adherence ≥85% for prior 6 months
    • Need to achieve 90% of individual wRVU target in prior year

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