Weekly Progress Notes July 1, 2015

EPIC INFORMATION

Happy Birthday to Epic!

Today, July 1,  marks the one year anniverscakeary 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.

Visit carey.jhu.edu/SibleyMBA  for more information or contact the admissions office at 410-235-0545 or 855-270-4436 or via email at carey.flexmba@jhu.edu.

Weekly Progress Notes June 24, 2015

EPIC INFORMATION

Tip Sheet of the Week: If you find that you use an order set a lot (Hip Arthroplasty, ICU Vasopressors, etc), you can save the order set with your favorite orders already pre-checked. You can also now save multiple versions of the order set for different clinical scenarios. This tip sheet will show you how.

JHM Epic Newsletters

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


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.


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Dr. Bob Rothstein

Memo from Gene E. Green, MD, President and CEO

TO:                     All Suburban Hospital Medical Staff

FROM:              Gene E. Green, MD, President and CEO

DATE:                June 17, 2015

SUBJECT:  Retirement of Dr. Robert Rothstein, Vice President of Medical Affairs

After almost 30 years of dedicated service to Suburban Hospital, Dr. Bob Rothstein has informed me of his plans to retire in January and relocate to California with his wife, Pam.

Bob’s distinguished legacy to our hospital will be long remembered.  Following eight years as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor UCLA, he joined us in 1986 as Director of Suburban’s Emergency Department.  His leadership of Bethesda Emergency Associates helped to ensure a strong, productive partnership in emergency medicine that will continue to endure.  In 2010 Bob was named Vice President of Medical Affairs for Suburban Hospital.  He has also served as Physician Adviser for Outcomes Management and Director of Quality and Integrative Medicine.

Even more important than his professional accomplishments are his personal contributions.  Throughout the years, “Dr. Bob” has demonstrated in many ways his great caring and concern for our physicians, our employees and, most importantly, our patients.

While Bob will be greatly missed, we know he will enjoy returning to California, where his son and daughter are pursuing their professional interests.

Bob’s last day at Suburban Hospital is January 10, 2016.  I will soon be organizing an internal search committee that will include members of our medical staff.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Rothstein and wishing him well with his future plans. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at 301-896-2574.


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Weekly Progress Notes, June 17, 2015

EPIC INFORMATION

Tip Sheet of the Week:  Refresher on Discharge

JHM Epic Newsletters

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


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.


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Weekly Progress Notes June 10, 2015

EPIC INFORMATION

Epic Help Desk:  On June 1, 2015, the menu of options when calling the Suburban Hospital IT Help Desk changed. The number stays the same (301-896-4357) but the options have changed. Pressing 1 will get you Epic Help; Pressing 3 will cover all other IT issues. Pressing 2 is for Johns Hopkins Hospital users only. Click here for detailed information.

JHM Epic Newsletters

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


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.

A special page has been created on The Hub with helpful information.  Click here for tips and resources.


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Weekly Progress Notes June 3, 2015

EPIC INFORMATION

Epic Help Desk:  On June 1, 2015, the menu of options when calling the Suburban Hospital IT Help Desk changed. The number stays the same (301-896-4357) but the options have changed. Pressing 1 will get you Epic Help; Pressing 3 will cover all other IT issues. Pressing 2 is for Johns Hopkins Hospital users only. Click here for detailed information.

Preference Lists:    Do you find yourself ordering the same medications over and over again? Are they your preferred medications? You can add them to your preference list so you don’t have to go searching for them over and over again.  Click here for a tip sheet.

JHM Epic Newsletters

JHM Weekly Inpatient Newsletter:  Click here.

JHM Weekly Ambulatory Newsletter: Click here.


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.

A special page has been created on The Hub with helpful information.  Click here tips and resources.


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