Can the hospital charge capture process evolve into something more professional than scribbled notes written on tongue depressors and lunch receipts? A more convenient and efficient option should be available. Physicians generally see roughly 25-75 patients a week in the hospital. The potential for lost charges is astronomical. Of those physicians, a generous 75% are still using paper based formats – or the backs of coffee sleeves – to document their charges, putting a heavy weight of responsibility on their shoulders for getting that information over to the billing staff.