Weekly Progress Notes September 5, 2015

Change to Physician Parking:  Began on Monday, August 31

To:            Suburban Hospital Medical Staff

From:      Gene E. Green, M.D., President and CEO

Date:       August 19, 2015

Subject: Changes to Physician Parking

I am very excited that Suburban’s Campus Enhancement Project is moving forward and that progress continues to be made.  Physical changes to the campus can be seen daily as we prepare to demolish the existing parking garage to make way for a new, larger and more modern parking structure.  Upon completion of the new garage, we will then begin with the addition of our new clinical building.  As we have announced in many physician forums in the past, in order to accommodate the demolition of the garage and site work on campus, changes in physician parking arrangements are required.

On Monday, August 31, 2015, a new dedicated physician parking opened at the end of Lincoln Street, which can only be accessed from Old Georgetown Road.  The current physician lot will then be reconfigured to accommodate all patient and visitor parking.  This parking arrangement will be in place until the opening of the new garage in 2017.

To access the building, physicians may walk through the valet lot to utilize the main or physician entrance(s), or they may utilize a badge accessed door in the D Wing.  If you use the D wing entrance, you will enter near the 2400 nursing unit and the back elevators.  Click here for a drawing to help visualize the changes.

As always, we appreciate your patience and flexibility.  We will have additional parking staff on site during the transition to help with campus traffic operations.  If you have any questions, concerns or additional recommendations, please feel free to reach out to Margaret Fitzwilliam at 301-896-3806 (mfitzwi1@jhu.edu) or Michelle Christ at 301-896-3678 (mchris30@jhmi.edu).

I know we all realize that living through a major construction project will be challenging.  I hope you agree that the temporary inconveniences are more than compensated for by the long-term benefits to our patients and our community


EPIC INFORMATION

Multifactor Authentication Rollout – Began August 31, 2015
As you may know, Johns Hopkins Medicine is implementing multifactor authentication for Epic through the Hopkins Enterprise. What this means is that an extra layer of security has been added for users who want to  access Epic remotely (from their office, home or outside of the Hopkins network). This is like the security that currently exists in banking.

Please sign up for multifactor authentication at my.jhmi.edu.   This tip sheet will help guide you through the process.  Click here for the ESA Help Guide.  Call 301-896-4357 with questions.

Viewing Suburban Images in Epic
When the image link is selected, Vitrea Viewer will now launch and the study will open.  Centricity Web will no longer be the viewer launched from Epic.  On the top menu bar, a “History” button will show how many historical studies are available for this patient on GE PACS.  When the “Historical” button is selected a drop down menu will display the studies, including date.  These historical studies will also include all studies performed at the Bethesda (SOMC) GCM office as well as the Rockville GCM office.   Instructions on using the Vitrea Viewer are here.

Changes to Blood Transfusion Order Sets and Decision Support
[SMH, HCGH, SH] The Johns Hopkins Health System Blood Management Clinical Community and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality have identified changes needed in order to promote best practices when prescribing transfusion. Providers will now see best practice advisories (BPAs) based on recent lab values and transfusion trigger guidelines for red blood cells, plasma and platelets.

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


Preparing for ICD-10: CMS Guidance and Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals, Provider Training & Resources

CMS Guidance on ICD-10 Flexibilities for Provider Community

On July 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes.

In response to questions from the health care community, CMS has released “Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities,” which provides answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals

All surgery case posting forms, standing orders and referrals continuing into October 2015 must contain ICD-10 diagnosis information. Providers will be required to submit ICD-10 information for scheduling and patient financial clearance at Suburban.  For patients actively being seen that will extend into October, you may be asked to provide ICD-10 diagnosis information now.  Surgery case posting and referral forms for cardiac rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapies and Psych Day Treatment will be revised by the end of July.  Please be sure to use the new forms and discard the old forms. All revised forms are available here.

Provider Training – Start Preparing Now

Training focuses on “good” documentation and not on how to memorize or select codes and an understanding of the tools in Epic to assist in the selection of ICD-10 specific codes. Therefore, there are a minimum of two on-line modules that we strongly recommend physicians and other professional staff take between August and September which include:

  • Using ICD-10 in Epic – 10 min.
  • Specialty modules (listed in alphabetical order) – 10 min.

You will be able to obtain CEU credit for your specialty specific module.  If you have taken general ICD-10 training elsewhere, please remember to still take the Epic workflow module.

To access these training modules, log on to myJHMI using your JHED ID and password. Navigate to myLearning under Education. Once at myLearning, select “Catalog” and then the ICD-10 tab/Provider. For detailed instructions, click here.  To assist providers with documentation clarity, our clinical documentation improvement team will reach out to providers with queries.

For additional resources to help your practice prepare for ICD-10, click here.

Click here for the first edition of the JHM ICD-10 Newsletter and accompanying Tip Sheet.


You are Invited:  Patient Safety Forum on September 2

All Suburban Hospital employees and physicians are invited to participate in a patient safety forum on Wednesday, September 2 from 12:30-2pm in the Auditorium.  You are welcome to bring your lunch to the forum.

This forum will provide you with the opportunity to learn about upcoming Lean Sigma trainings, the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), inpatient safety and quality improvement priorities and how Suburban is performing on our HCAHPS star ratings.

This important meeting will be co-hosted by Dr. Peter Pronovost, director of the Armstrong Institute, Gene E. Green, M.D., president, and executive vice president Jacky Schultz.

A flyer with additional information can be found here. 

Don’t miss this important opportunity to share your thoughts and questions in an informative Q & A session.

 


Pataki, Kenneth

Dr. Pataki

Dr. Pataki Retirement

Pathologist Kenneth Pataki, M.D., will retire from Suburban Hospital this Friday, September 4.  Please stop by the Pathology Department on Thursday, September 3 from 1-3pm to wish Dr. Pataki well.

 

 


OR Committee Meeting on September 10
The next Operating Room Committee meeting will be combined with the Department of Surgery meeting and will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:00AM in Conference Rooms 6 and 7 on the lower level of the hospital.

Please make every effort to attend.


With Our Condolences

Carl I. Margolis, MD 78, who had a medical practice specializing in internal medicine and psychiatry in Montgomery County from the late 1970s to 2011 and who also served as the county’s deputy medical examiner from 1998 to 2006, died July 27 at a nursing center in Adelphi, Md. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, said his wife, Randy Margolis.

Dr. Margolis, a Rockville resident, was born in Brooklyn. He settled in the Washington area in the early 1970s and spent several years as a psychoanalyst and internist at the old Chestnut Lodge Hospital in Rockville, Md.

He was the past chairman of the family practice department at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., where he also was co-director of the lipid lab. Among other jobs, he was a past assistant clinical professor at George Washington University’s medical school. Through his deputy medical examiner’s job, he served on a sniper task force amid the Beltway sniper attacks in 2002.


Save the Date:  Suburban Hospital Cardiovascular Symposium
Featuring the Annual Mark F. Weinstein Memorial Lecture

The symposium offers providers an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in heart disease prevention, imaging, and interventions. It will feature cardiovascular specialists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the NIH Heart Center.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 | 7:30 am – 1:00 pm | Suburban Hospital Auditorium

The Annual Mark F. Weinstein Memorial Lecture: “Getting Smarter: The Future of Medical Education at Johns Hopkins
Roy C. Ziegelstein, MD
The Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr.
Professor of Medicine
Vice Dean of Education
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

To register, please call 301-896-3939 or email cford18@jhmi.edu.

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact Michelle Christ at 301-896-3678 or mchris30@jhmi.edu.

Suburban Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.



Suburban Hospital Grand Rounds:  No Grand Rounds This Week

Mark Your Calendar:  The Caldwell Lecture Series:Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Friday, September 11, 2015 |  SH Auditorium |

7:30 – 8:00am: Special Q&A with physicians about the Use of Statins

Breakfast will be served

8:00 – 9:00am:  Lecture

Speaker:  Michael Lauer, M.D,  Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Click here to see the objectives for this presentation.

Call 301-896-3869 with questions.

The September 2015 Grand Rounds schedule is here.


Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Chevy Chase Auditorium – Zayed 2119A

Thursday, September 3 2015| 7:30 – 8:30am | Live via Streaming Video

Contemporary Surgical Management of Pancreatic Cancer

Speaker:
Matthew J. Weiss, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology
Department of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

To watch this week’s presentation from your computer, click here.

Weekly Progress Notes August 26, 2015

Change to Physician Parking:  Begins on Monday, August 31

To:            Suburban Hospital Medical Staff

From:      Gene E. Green, M.D., President and CEO

Date:       August 19, 2015

Subject: Changes to Physician Parking

I am very excited that Suburban’s Campus Enhancement Project is moving forward and that progress continues to be made.  Physical changes to the campus can be seen daily as we prepare to demolish the existing parking garage to make way for a new, larger and more modern parking structure.  Upon completion of the new garage, we will then begin with the addition of our new clinical building.  As we have announced in many physician forums in the past, in order to accommodate the demolition of the garage and site work on campus, changes in physician parking arrangements are required.

Effective Monday, August 31, 2015, a new dedicated physician parking lot will open at the end of Lincoln Street, which can only be accessed from Old Georgetown Road.  The current physician lot will then be reconfigured to accommodate all patient and visitor parking.  This parking arrangement will be in place until the opening of the new garage in 2017.

To access the building, physicians may walk through the valet lot to utilize the main or physician entrance(s), or they may utilize a badge accessed door in the D Wing.  If you use the D wing entrance, you will enter near the 2400 nursing unit and the back elevators.  Click here for a drawing to help visualize the changes.

As always, we appreciate your patience and flexibility.  We will have additional parking staff on site during the transition to help with campus traffic operations.  If you have any questions, concerns or additional recommendations, please feel free to reach out to Margaret Fitzwilliam at 301-896-3806 (mfitzwi1@jhu.edu) or Michelle Christ at 301-896-3678 (mchris30@jhmi.edu).

I know we all realize that living through a major construction project will be challenging.  I hope you agree that the temporary inconveniences are more than compensated for by the long-term benefits to our patients and our community


EPIC INFORMATION

Multifactor Authentication Rollout – August 31, 2015
As you may know, Johns Hopkins Medicine is implementing multifactor authentication for Epic through the Hopkins Enterprise. What this means is that an extra layer of security has been added for users who want to  access Epic remotely (from their office, home or outside of the Hopkins network). This is like the security that currently exists in banking.

The plan is that multifactor authentication will be fully implemented on August 31, 2015.  Please sign up for multifactor authentication at my.jhmi.edu.   This tip sheet will help guide you through the process.  Click here for the ESA Help Guide.

Please call 301-896-4357 with questions.

New!  View Imaging on Epic
On Thursday, August 13, a software patch was installed on the Centricity Web PACS server.  This patch enables Internet Explorer version 11 (IE11) and below to function with the application.  This will now allow images to be viewed from Epic, using the image link, on PC’s in the hospital that have IE 11 or below. 

If using Epic through cloudapps  from offsite, Junos Pulse would need to be connected to allow network connectivity to Centricity Pacs.  Junos Pulse is also necessary when directly launching Centricity Webpacs from outside the hospital as well.  

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


Preparing for ICD-10: CMS Guidance and Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals, Provider Training & Resources

CMS Guidance on ICD-10 Flexibilities for Provider Community

On July 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes.

In response to questions from the health care community, CMS has released “Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities,” which provides answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals

All surgery case posting forms, standing orders and referrals continuing into October 2015 must contain ICD-10 diagnosis information. Providers will be required to submit ICD-10 information for scheduling and patient financial clearance at Suburban.  For patients actively being seen that will extend into October, you may be asked to provide ICD-10 diagnosis information now.  Surgery case posting and referral forms for cardiac rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapies and Psych Day Treatment will be revised by the end of July.  Please be sure to use the new forms and discard the old forms. All revised forms are available here.

Provider Training – Start Preparing Now

Training focuses on “good” documentation and not on how to memorize or select codes and an understanding of the tools in Epic to assist in the selection of ICD-10 specific codes. Therefore, there are a minimum of two on-line modules that we strongly recommend physicians and other professional staff take between August and September which include:

  • Using ICD-10 in Epic – 10 min.
  • Specialty modules (listed in alphabetical order) – 10 min.

You will be able to obtain CEU credit for your specialty specific module.  If you have taken general ICD-10 training elsewhere, please remember to still take the Epic workflow module.

To access these training modules, log on to myJHMI using your JHED ID and password. Navigate to myLearning under Education. Once at myLearning, select “Catalog” and then the ICD-10 tab/Provider. For detailed instructions, click here.  To assist providers with documentation clarity, our clinical documentation improvement team will reach out to providers with queries.

For additional resources to help your practice prepare for ICD-10, click here.


You are Invited:  Patient Safety Forum on September 2

All Suburban Hospital employees and physicians are invited to participate in a patient safety forum on Wednesday, September 2 from 12:30-2pm in the Auditorium.  You are welcome to bring your lunch to the forum.

This forum will provide you with the opportunity to learn about upcoming Lean Sigma trainings, the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), inpatient safety and quality improvement priorities and how Suburban is performing on our HCAHPS star ratings.

This important meeting will be co-hosted by Dr. Peter Pronovost, director of the Armstrong Institute, Gene E. Green, M.D., president, and executive vice president Jacky Schultz.

A flyer with additional information can be found here. 

Don’t miss this important opportunity to share your thoughts and questions in an informative Q & A session.



Suburban Hospital Grand Rounds/JHM Department of Surgery Grand Rounds:
 Grand Rounds will be on vacation during July and August.  We’ll see you in September!

 

Weekly Progress Notes August 19, 2015

Change to Physician Parking:  Begins on August 31

To:            Suburban Hospital Medical Staff

From:      Gene E. Green, M.D., President and CEO

Date:       August 19, 2015

Subject: Changes to Physician Parking

I am very excited that Suburban’s Campus Enhancement Project is moving forward and that progress continues to be made.  Physical changes to the campus can be seen daily as we prepare to demolish the existing parking garage to make way for a new, larger and more modern parking structure.  Upon completion of the new garage, we will then begin with the addition of our new clinical building.  As we have announced in many physician forums in the past, in order to accommodate the demolition of the garage and site work on campus, changes in physician parking arrangements are required.

Effective Monday, August 31, 2015, a new dedicated physician parking lot will open at the end of Lincoln Street, which can only be accessed from Old Georgetown Road.  The current physician lot will then be reconfigured to accommodate all patient and visitor parking.  This parking arrangement will be in place until the opening of the new garage in 2017.

To access the building, physicians may walk through the valet lot to utilize the main or physician entrance(s), or they may utilize a badge accessed door in the D Wing.  If you use the D wing entrance, you will enter near the 2400 nursing unit and the back elevators.  Click here for a drawing to help visualize the changes.

As always, we appreciate your patience and flexibility.  We will have additional parking staff on site during the transition to help with campus traffic operations.  If you have any questions, concerns or additional recommendations, please feel free to reach out to Margaret Fitzwilliam at 301-896-3806 (mfitzwi1@jhu.edu) or Michelle Christ at 301-896-3678 (mchris30@jhmi.edu).

I know we all realize that living through a major construction project will be challenging.  I hope you agree that the temporary inconveniences are more than compensated for by the long-term benefits to our patients and our community


EPIC INFORMATION

Multifactor Authentication Rollout – August 31, 2015
As you may know, Johns Hopkins Medicine is implementing multifactor authentication for Epic through the Hopkins Enterprise. What this means is that an extra layer of security has been added for users who want to  access Epic remotely (from their office, home or outside of the Hopkins network). This is like the security that currently exists in banking.

The plan is that multifactor authentication will be fully implemented on August 31, 2015.  Please sign up for multifactor authentication at my.jhmi.edu.   This tip sheet will help guide you through the process.  Click here for the ESA Help Guide.

Please call 301-896-4357 with questions.

New!  View Imaging on Epic
On Thursday, August 13, a software patch was installed on the Centricity Web PACS server.  This patch enables Internet Explorer version 11 (IE11) and below to function with the application.  This will now allow images to be viewed from Epic, using the image link, on PC’s in the hospital that have IE 11 or below. 

If using Epic through cloudapps  from offsite, Junos Pulse would need to be connected to allow network connectivity to Centricity Pacs.  Junos Pulse is also necessary when directly launching Centricity Webpacs from outside the hospital as well.  

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


Message from Robert Rothstein, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Re: Recent Improvements in Performance in Communication with Doctors

Suburban Hospital achieved an increase of 4% between the last two reporting periods, from 79% for calendar year 2013 to 83% from July 2013-June 2014.  This is the highest rating the hospital has reported on this HCAHPS measure in the past 8 reporting periods (reflecting 3 years of discharges). The hospital had been consistently reporting 77% for the prior six reporting periods so the increase may represent a successful improvement strategy.  Congratulations and thank you for a job well done.


Observation vs. Inpatient Status

Dear Providers,

If you are called by the ED attending to “admit a patient”, it is up to you to determine whether that patient will be hospitalized on your service under observation status or inpatient status. You will make that decision based on your anticipated length of hospitalization for the patient. If you anticipate that the patient needs one overnight of hospitalization and probable discharge the next day, you should place the patient in observation status. If you anticipate that the patient’s stay in the hospital will cross 2 MN’s, for medically necessary hospital services, you should admit them under inpatient status.

  1. Patients can be placed under observation status anywhere in the hospital (PCU, ICU), etc. Insurance companies deem status to be irrespective of location within the hospital, although 6400 is still the “Clinical Decision or observation unit (CDU)”. As of July 1, 2015 the ED will manage 10 of the 20 beds on 6400. The rest are open to you or the hospitalist.
  1. Here are the available resources to help you determine status:
  • Call the Physician Advisor on call, whose name and number is listed on Amion or from the page operator or nursing supervisor. They are available 7 days a week between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm.
  1. Patients often improve in the ED between the time you are called for the admission, and the time you actually admit the patient. You should assign the status based on the clinical presentation at the time of your admission, not how the patient appeared when you were initially called.

You will find a list of FAQ’s here.  Please feel free to reach out to me individually about status questions or concerns. I am on site at Suburban Monday thru Thursday.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation in this matter.

Best,

Sharmeela Kuperan
Physician Advisor Suburban Hospital
1-301-896-3141


Preparing for ICD-10: CMS Guidance and Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals, Provider Training & Resources

CMS Guidance on ICD-10 Flexibilities for Provider Community

On July 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes.

In response to questions from the health care community, CMS has released “Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities,” which provides answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals

All surgery case posting forms, standing orders and referrals continuing into October 2015 must contain ICD-10 diagnosis information. Providers will be required to submit ICD-10 information for scheduling and patient financial clearance at Suburban.  For patients actively being seen that will extend into October, you may be asked to provide ICD-10 diagnosis information now.  Surgery case posting and referral forms for cardiac rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapies and Psych Day Treatment will be revised by the end of July.  Please be sure to use the new forms and discard the old forms. All revised forms are available here.

Provider Training – Start Preparing Now

Training focuses on “good” documentation and not on how to memorize or select codes and an understanding of the tools in Epic to assist in the selection of ICD-10 specific codes. Therefore, there are a minimum of two on-line modules that we strongly recommend physicians and other professional staff take between August and September which include:

  • Using ICD-10 in Epic – 10 min.
  • Specialty modules (listed in alphabetical order) – 10 min.

You will be able to obtain CEU credit for your specialty specific module.  If you have taken general ICD-10 training elsewhere, please remember to still take the Epic workflow module.

To access these training modules, log on to myJHMI using your JHED ID and password. Navigate to myLearning under Education. Once at myLearning, select “Catalog” and then the ICD-10 tab/Provider. For detailed instructions, click here.  To assist providers with documentation clarity, our clinical documentation improvement team will reach out to providers with queries.

For additional resources to help your practice prepare for ICD-10, click here.


Patient Safety Forum on September 2

All Suburban Hospital employees and physicians are invited to participate in a patient safety forum on Wednesday, September 2 from 12:30-2pm in the Auditorium.  You are welcome to bring your lunch to the forum.

This forum will provide you with the opportunity to learn about upcoming Lean Sigma trainings, the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), inpatient safety and quality improvement priorities and how Suburban is performing on our HCAHPS star ratings.

This important meeting will be co-hosted by Dr. Peter Pronovost, director of the Armstrong Institute, Gene E. Green, M.D., president, and executive vice president Jacky Schultz.

A flyer with additional information can be found here. 

Don’t miss this important opportunity to share your thoughts and questions in an informative Q & A session.



Suburban Hospital Grand Rounds/JHM Department of Surgery Grand Rounds:
 Grand Rounds will be on vacation during July and August.  We’ll see you in September!

 

Weekly Progress Notes August 5, 2015

EPIC INFORMATION

Starting Saturday, August, 1, onsite support for Epic physician orders/documentation will be provided Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm.  Instructions on accessing support for every day of the week are here.

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


Preparing for ICD-10: CMS Guidance and Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals, Provider Training & Resources

CMS Guidance on ICD-10 Flexibilities for Provider Community

On July 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes.

In response to questions from the health care community, CMS has released “Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities,” which provides answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals

All surgery case posting forms, standing orders and referrals continuing into October 2015 must contain ICD-10 diagnosis information. Providers will be required to submit ICD-10 information for scheduling and patient financial clearance at Suburban.  For patients actively being seen that will extend into October, you may be asked to provide ICD-10 diagnosis information now.  Surgery case posting and referral forms for cardiac rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapies and Psych Day Treatment will be revised by the end of July.  Please be sure to use the new forms and discard the old forms. All revised forms are available here.

Provider Training – Start Preparing Now

Training focuses on “good” documentation and not on how to memorize or select codes and an understanding of the tools in Epic to assist in the selection of ICD-10 specific codes. Therefore, there are a minimum of two on-line modules that we strongly recommend physicians and other professional staff take between August and September which include:

  • Using ICD-10 in Epic – 10 min.
  • Specialty modules (listed in alphabetical order) – 10 min.

You will be able to obtain CEU credit for your specialty specific module.  If you have taken general ICD-10 training elsewhere, please remember to still take the Epic workflow module.

To access these training modules, log on to myJHMI using your JHED ID and password. Navigate to myLearning under Education. Once at myLearning, select “Catalog” and then the ICD-10 tab/Provider. For detailed instructions, click here.  To assist providers with documentation clarity, our clinical documentation improvement team will reach out to providers with queries.

For additional resources to help your practice prepare for ICD-10, click here.


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From left: Dr. Siegenthaler, Dr. Horvath, Dr. Corcoran

U.S. News & World Report Names Suburban Hospital Among Nation’s High Performing Hospitals in Heart Bypass Surgery 


Suburban Hospital has been rated high performing in heart bypass surgery in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings.  

 

The ratings evaluate more than 4,600 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions. Only about 10 percent of the hospitals were rated as high performers.
 

Suburban’s high performing rating was based on the hospital’s high success in reducing readmissions and on the large number of procedures performed here as well as having an expected mortality rate among those patients receiving the procedure.  Read a press release about this achievement here.

 

Congratulations to cardiac surgeons Philip Corcoran, M.D., Keith Horvath, M.D., Michael Siegenthaler, M.D. and their team.

 


Message from Douglas Forman, M.D., Chief of Surgery Re: Surgical Attire

Please review this letter about proper attire both inside and outside of the OR.  Thank you.


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Dr. Brad Dick

Farewell Reception for Bradley Dick, M.D.

On August 24, Dr. Bradley Dick,  Chief of Interventional Radiology, will be leaving Suburban Hospital and GCM and moving to Montana where he will be working part time.  As a very active and respected member of the medical staff for almost 22 years, Dr. Dick will be sorely missed.

Please join us for a farewell reception on August 12th from 2-3:30 in Conference Rooms 3 and 4.

 

 

 


Suburban Hospital Grand Rounds/JHM Department of Surgery Grand Rounds: Grand Rounds will be on vacation during July and August.  We’ll see you in September!

 

Weekly Progress Notes, July 29, 2015

EPIC INFORMATION

Starting Saturday, August, 1, onsite support for Epic physician orders/documentation will be provided Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm.  Instructions on accessing support for every day of the week are here.

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


Preparing for ICD-10: Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals, Provider Training & Resources

Updates to Forms, Orders and Referrals

All surgery case posting forms, standing orders and referrals continuing into October 2015 must contain ICD-10 diagnosis information. Providers will be required to submit ICD-10 information for scheduling and patient financial clearance at Suburban.  For patients actively being seen that will extend into October, you may be asked to provide ICD-10 diagnosis information now.  Surgery case posting and referral forms for cardiac rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapies and Psych Day Treatment will be revised by the end of July.  Please be sure to use the new forms and discard the old forms. All revised forms are available here.

Provider Training – Start Preparing Now

Training focuses on “good” documentation and not on how to memorize or select codes and an understanding of the tools in Epic to assist in the selection of ICD-10 specific codes. Therefore, there are a minimum of two on-line modules that we strongly recommend physicians and other professional staff take between August and September which include:

  • Using ICD-10 in Epic – 10 min.
  • Specialty modules (listed in alphabetical order) – 10 min.

You will be able to obtain CEU credit for your specialty specific module.  If you have taken general ICD-10 training elsewhere, please remember to still take the Epic workflow module.

To access these training modules, log on to myJHMI using your JHED ID and password. Navigate to myLearning under Education. Once at myLearning, select “Catalog” and then the ICD-10 tab/Provider. For detailed instructions, click here.  To assist providers with documentation clarity, our clinical documentation improvement team will reach out to providers with queries.

For additional resources to help your practice prepare for ICD-10, click here.


 JHM Town Hall Meeting at Suburban Hospital on Friday

There will be a LIVE Johns Hopkins Town Hall Meeting on Friday, July 31 from 1:30 to 2:30pm in our Auditorium.  All physicians are welcome to join us.

Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine will join a panel discussion on the people strategic priority.


Construction Zone

Due to the expansion of the construction project to include the Lambert building, the parking gate at the Southwick parking entrance is no longer accessible.  Please use the Lincoln Street entrance instead.

Also, please note that construction fencing has been installed around the Lambert Building.  Staff can no longer be able to walk behind the Lambert Building to access the sidewalk along the garage to get to the hospital.  The sidewalk along the back of the garage will continue to be open for people parking in the garage as long as the garage is operational.

Lastly, Lincoln Street between Old Georgetown Road and Grant Street has closed.  This block of Lincoln Street will continue to provide access to the Suburban Hospital campus.


Laboratory Changes

On July 18,  Suburban Hospital Laboratory Services upgraded the Chemistry instrumentation to the Roche Cobas 6000 and the Hematology instrumentation to the Sysmex XN3000.  In addition, the Laboratory updated the Laboratory Information System to the SCC Soft Lab system and Haemonetics Safe Trace TX Blood Bank LIS.

Please click here for a detailed letter from Stanley Podlasek, MD, Laboratory Medical Director, about unit and reporting changes.  Please contact Dr. Podlasek at 410-740-7850 or spodlas2@jhmi.edu.


Suburban Hospital Grand Rounds/JHM Department of Surgery Grand Rounds: Grand Rounds will be on vacation during July and August.  We’ll see you in September!