Coagulation Factor Xa (Andexxa) Now Available on EH’s Pharmacy Formulary

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved coagulation factor Xa (Andexxa) for the reversal of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) or apixaban (Eliquis) when needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. The drug carries a boxed warning of thromboembolic risks, ischemic risks, cardiac arrest, and sudden deaths. The Englewood Health Pharmacy is making its limited […]


Welcome to New Surgery, Podiatry Residents

The new classes of residents started at Englewood Hospital earlier this month. PGY-1 Surgical Residents Download poster with photos Dr. Anahita Ariatabar (PGY-1 Prelim) Dr. Daniel Garcia Dr. Marija Dionizovik-Dimanovski (PGY-1 Prelim) Dr. Teresa Iaconelli Dr. Michael Zeitchek Dr. Hassan Masoudpoor   PGY-1 Podiatry Residents Download poster with photos Dr. Sukaina Eashour Dr. Thanh Nguyen […]


Correctly Coding Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

As a follow up to Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions, let’s review healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). HCAP requires specificity to be accurately coded. HCAP is considered to be one of the following types of pneumonia: Gram-Negative Pneumonia: E.Coli, Klebsiella, Proteus, Pseudomonas, Enterobacter and others Staphylococcal ( MRSA/MSSA) […]


Upcoming Epic Changes for Providers

Beginning June 20, a feature of Epic called “Happy Together” goes live. Happy Together creates a single interwoven chart across Epic and other EHRs to improve patient care. As part of our Refuel project, we’ve enabled the ability to view encounters from organizations that we connect with via Care Everywhere alongside our own encounters in […]


Patient Safety Reminders for Proceduralists: Patient Consent and the Universal Protocol

Commitment and vigilance to standardized procedures at every level of the organization create a highly reliable culture of patient safety. Two critical opportunities for improvement identified during our recent Joint Commission survey were adherence to the procedural consent process and observance of the universal protocol, otherwise known as the “time-out.” These standardized procedures must be […]


Documentation of Malnutrition

As a follow up to Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions, let’s look at documentation of malnutrition: Malnutrition should be specified by degree: Mild, Moderate or Severe. There are several criteria that our registered dietitians review when determining the degree of malnutrition. These criteria follow guidelines […]


Correctly Coding Congestive Heart Failure

As a follow up to Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions, let’s review congestive heart failure (CHF). In order for CHF to be correctly coded from the medical record, the following needs to be addressed in your progress notes: Type: Diastolic, Systolic or combined Diastolic and […]


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 […]