Happy Birthday to Epic!
Today, July 1, marks the one year anniversary of our Epic Go Live! Thank you for helping us make the transition. Please stop by the Physician Lounge to celebrate today.
Tip Sheet of the Week: When discharging patients, there are times when the patient needs to get some diagnostic imaging and/or labs after discharge. There is an easy way to do this. One way is to do it as part of discharge medication reconciliation. Another way is to use the Output Orders tab. Click here for a tip sheet.
JHM Epic Newsletters
JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter: Click here.
JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.
Pharmacy Update: ICU Medications with Cost Saving Opportunities
Click here for a list of medications that may provide cost savings. Call Jennifer Raynor at 301-896-3305 with questions.
ICD-10: ICD-10 will go live on October 1, 2015. Are you and your office staff prepared?
- This code set change will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). The change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures.
- Major impact areas include billing, financial clearance, patient referral, and clinical documentation.
- IMPORTANT – Please include the ICD-10 diagnosis code for any referrals or appointments that may be scheduled on or after Oct. 1, 2015. For any new appointments or standing orders continuing into October, the Patient Access team will begin to ask for ICD-10 diagnosis information, starting July 1st.
- Provider training for ICD-10 will begin in July for residents and in August for all other providers. Stay tuned for more details.
Click here for tips and resources.
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!
Considering Getting an MBA? Starting in August 2015, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will offer an MBA in Health Care Management at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
This 54-credit, cohort-based program can be completed in three years. Students will take one on-ground course each term at Sibley concurrently with one online course. The JHU Carey MBA at Sibley offers a blend of foundational business classes (including negotiation, accounting and financial reporting, operations management and decision models) and health care management courses (including health care delivery, health care financing, health and business law, and leading health care organizations). Students will gain valuable skills, including leadership, financial management and strategic planning.
The JHU Carey MBA at Sibley is open to Sibley and Suburban medical and administrative staff as well as interested health care professionals in the Greater Washington area. Priority will be given to Sibley and Suburban staff.
Application requirements include a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, a minimum of two years of professional health care related experience, letters of recommendation, essays, and a GMAT/GRE score. The GMAT/ GRE may be waived for physicians and others with significant work experience or an advanced degree. Applications are due no later than July 1, 2015.