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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michelle Christ at 301-896-3678 (email@example.com).
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
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!