Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions

Accurate documentation of major comorbid conditions (MCC) is critical for patient care and hospital reimbursement. It also directly impacts our publicly reported quality scores and value-based purchasing. In Wave 3 of the Epic Refuel, the Admission Navigator will have a new “Co-morbidities” section that suggests patient-specific diagnoses based on real-time vitals, labs, and other data […]

Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth Honored by Women’s Cancer Organizations

Nimesh Nagarsheth, MD, chief of gynecologic oncology, recently received the highest award given by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and Society of Gynecologic Oncology, in recognition of the band he is part of, N.E.D., and its work with gynecologic cancer awareness and education. Dr. Nagarsheth and his bandmates – who are all gynecologic oncologists from […]

Chart Lockdown Policy Goes Into Effect April 29

Effective April 29, 2019, the ability to edit charts for hospital visits only will be locked down in Epic after specific timeframes. If a provider needs to edit a chart for a specific encounter after the established timeframe, they will need to access the chart through a designated lockdown PC monitored by medical records (HIM). […]

Lab Updates: New Test Codes Available in Epic

In the past, there were a few tests that did not have test codes available in Epic for our Englewood Hospital lab. Because of this, many ordering practitioners used the miscellaneous test code and free texted the test they wanted. Starting April 9, some of these tests have been added to the menu and you […]

Epic Refuel Wave 3 Begins April 29: What’s Changing for Providers?

Wave 3 of the Epic Refuel project begins next Monday, April 29. Here are eight changes and enhancements that providers will see: Blood Administration: Providers would no longer need to choose the number of units for nursing Transfuse XMatched order. It will automatically default to the units ordered. Blood Component BPA: To reduce blood transfusions, […]

The Best of Times 2019 Gala is Almost Here

With less than a month to go, preparations for The Best of Times 2019 Gala are in full swing and the Foundation expects nothing short of a full-house at Cipriani Wall Street on May 4th! Last year, physician support helped raise more than $300,000. You can help us to surpass these numbers with a gift […]

Quality and Patient Experience Update

Public reporting of hospital quality data is a controversial and moving target that can be both confusing and frustrating for physicians.  One thing is certain: these “report cards” are not going away and are critically important for both reputation management and long-term financial viability. It is also certain that the Englewood Health community remains committed […]

Patient Safety Reminder

To ensure a patient does not miss any required medication doses, use caution when modifying an existing medication order in Epic.  When you modify an order, the times for administration of the medication revert to the default settings.   Depending on the time the order is placed, the patient may be at risk to miss a […]

Dr. Adam Arnofsky Named Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Adam Arnofsky, MD, has been named Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Arnofsky has been a member of our medical staff and Director of Cardiac Surgery Services since 2009. He has been serving as acting chief since the retirement of James Klein, MD, at the end of last year. Dr. Arnofsky has been instrumental to the […]

New CPT Code for Anticoagulation Management

In 2018, a new CPT code was added for anticoagulation management. The code is 93793. This code has an active status in the Medicare Fee schedule with an RVU value of 0.18. 93793 anticoagulation management for patients taking warfarin must include review and interpretation of a new home, office, or lab international normalized ratio (INR) test results, […]