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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!