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.
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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.
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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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