Summary of EHPN Fall 2019 Business Meeting

The EHPN Fall Business Meeting was held on September 26, 2019. The following summary is provided by Stephen Brunnquell, MD, EHPN President. 1. Roster of EHPN up to 449 providers. New members were introduced. Volumes up 14% Almost 2,000,000 RVUs by year-end Volumes for ancillary services have prompted 7-day-a-week service in ultrasound, echocardiogram and MRI […]

EHPN News in Brief: July 31, 2019

Updates from Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, EHPN President EHPN Breakfasts: Starting in September, look for monthly breakfasts for new providers in EHPN. These will be held to introduce EHPN to new doctors and other providers. As we have become a true network, we need to share this concept and how it has made patient care better. There […]

EHPN News in Brief: July 17, 2019

Updates from Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, EHPN President New Physicians We welcomed Dr. Molly Schultheis to the cardiothoracic team on Monday, July 15. She is the first female CT surgeon in NJ, and we are thrilled to have her in our network. We are delighted to be working on getting our friends at Englewood Orthopedics ready […]

EHPN Expands Psychotherapy Services

Englewood Health has hired a sixth LCSW to provide one-on-one psychotherapy services to patients. Judy Hart joins the existing team of social workers — Ana Gil, Kyle Mack, Toby Tider, Toni Shy, and Yael Yankelewitz. Appointments are available for EHPN patients as well as the general community dealing with common mental health conditions, including depression, […]

EHPN News in Brief: July 3, 2019

News in Brief from Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, EHPN President Dr. Steven Wang, Skilled Nursing Facility Specialist I am pleased to announce our first SNFist (skilled nursing facility specialist). Dr. Steven Wang is an internist who has completed a geriatrics fellowship and joined us July 1. I am excited about this latest development, as it helps […]

Epic Helps Providers Refer Smokers to Resources

A new enhancement in Epic helps identify patients at high risk for lung cancer and refer them to smoking cessation and a lung CT scan. In the ambulatory setting, medical assistants should document a patient’s relevant smoking history, including number of cigarettes per day and how many years they’ve smoked. This documentation occurs in the […]

Online Appointment Booking Goes Live

As part of the Epic enhancements and to improve access for patients, online appointment booking for many tests is now available to patients. Previously, patients could book these services online only if they were existing patients already with a MyChart account. Now anyone, including a patient who has never before used Englewood’s services, can book […]

EHPN News in Brief: June 5, 2019

From Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, EHPN President Medicare Shared Savings: The checks are being prepared this week for distribution. Congratulations on being part of one most successful Accountable Care Organizations in the country! There are significant changes in the methodology of distribution this year. Look for a separate email later this week with the details explaining the distribution […]

Clover Health Update

As discussed at the Spring Business Meeting, we have signed an agreement with Clover Health that would bring increased payments to doctors, especially primary care doctors. Clover would pay the doctor $100 per visit with no limits. While this is not an increase for higher level visits, it is double the usual office visit (99213). […]