Jamie Ketas Promoted to VP of Quality, Will Partner with Physicians on Quality Initiatives

As vice president of quality, Jamie will provide executive oversight of all inpatient and ambulatory quality efforts, business intelligence, patient engagement, care transition teams, and research operations. A key part of her role will be to partner with physician leaders and administrators and coordinate system-wide activities to improve and enhance performance, quality patient care, and […]

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Query: Why is it important? How can I respond?

CDI Queries are sent to providers from our nurse inpatient coding specialists requesting additional information on patient charts.  Accurate, complete, and timely documentation in the medical record impacts the calculation of the patient’s Severity and Illness (SOI) and Risk of Mortality (ROM).  This documentation of SOI and ROM consequently has a critical impact on our […]

EHPN Committees Update

For those who attended our business meeting on October 4, 2018, you know there was great energy in the atmosphere that night as we explored how EHPN is run by physicians. Each of the Standing Committees, which are co-chaired by a doctor, presented workshops on what they are dealing with. As we begin the new […]

2018 Cancer Symposium

Our Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center presented a series of very brief talks on a variety of cancer screening and treatment. Our own outstanding staff presented cases, reviewed screening guidelines and discussed some improvements in cancer treatment. See more photos >

EHPN Finance Update: Medicare Shared Savings; Collections Policy

Medicare Shared Savings EHPN saved money during 2017, and Medicare is sharing some of that with us. There is an ad hoc committee to advise the Executive Council on distribution, so stay tuned. Distribution is projected for the spring. Collections Policy The Executive Council approved a policy that essentially states after the billing company has […]

EHPN Leadership Changes

This fall we welcomed Mike Kaseman as our first Finance Director. Mike has had experience on both the provider side and the insurance company side of medicine. Moishe Singer joined us from Hackensack, where he led the physician group. Moishe serves as the Senior Director of Primary Care and is an Epic guru. Rocco Moreno […]

Quality Measure of the Month: Controlling High Blood Pressure

Measure description: Patients 18-85 with a previous diagnosis of Hypertension whose most recent blood pressure reading was less than (<) 140/90mmHg during an office visit within the measurement period.  Exclusions: Patients are excluded if pregnant, undergoing dialysis, had a renal transplant, or diagnosed with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or end stage renal disease […]

New Faces at EHPN

Margarita Borghini, MD Dr. Borghini is an internal medicine specialist whose clinical interests include general internal medicine, diabetes, chronic conditions, preventive care, and travel medicine. She welcomes new patients to her practice in Jersey City. Dr. Borghini is board certified in internal medicine. She received her MD from Penn State College of Medicine and did […]