Best Practice for Procedures in ICD-10

Procedural note should include: Date and time Procedure intended Procedure performed (document the reason if different) Additional procedures performed Use a procedure checklist of body system, root operation, body part, approach, devices, qualifier, common complications What made the procedure difficult or longer Were there any unusual findings If complications, were they accidental or due to…

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Access ICD-10 Education on HealthStream and MercyNet

Mercy purchased a 3M educational program on ICD-10, which has multiple web-based modules for physicians and their specialties. These have been placed on HealthStream for you to access. They also can be viewed on MercyNet by clicking on the blue “ICD-10 Education” banner near the top of the page and then selecting the specialty you…

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ICD-10: Outpatient Orders

As we prepare for ICD-10 implementation, we want to ensure that the written orders for patient testing (that are either faxed to the registration area or given to the patient) are complete and will meet medical necessity. The ICD-10 codes have been expanded and require more specificity than in the past. We are asking that…

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ICD-10 Compliance Deadline is October 1. Are You Ready?

As you know, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ruled that October 1, 2015, is the compliance date for health care providers to transition to ICD-10. The main concepts to remember in ICD-10 are specificity, laterality, timing, manifestations, stage, status, and drug/alcohol/tobacco dependence. Additional combination codes, which combine disease specificity, common sites/locations, and…

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New Physicians and Advanced Practitioners: June 2015

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Therapy in Carroll County Moves to Larger Facility

Mercy Therapy Service in Carrollton has moved to 1001 Canton Road, located down the street from Mercy’s current health center. The new facility offers additional space to accommodate a growing patient base in an easily accessible location. Mercy offers adult and pediatric physical and speech therapy at the facility. The Carroll County WIC Program will…

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Mercy Now Offering Liver Elastography

Mercy Medical Center Ultrasound Department is now offering liver elastography using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI). ARFI is a new tissue strain imaging technology that utilizes sound waves to interrogate the mechanical stiffness properties of tissue. It is a noninvasive, reproducible, and easily performed method of assessing liver fibrosis and has been shown to be…

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More for Physicians, Families at Balloon Classic Mercy Tent

Mercy Medical Center is proud to once again sponsor the Pro Football Hall of Fame Balloon Classic set for Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2 at Kent State University Stark. Mercy Medical Center administration invites Mercy physicians, employees, volunteers – and your immediate family members – to this event and has made several changes…

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NTS to Provide Transcription Services

Effective July 21, Mercy Medical Center Transcription Services will be outsourced to NTS (Nuance Transcription Services), which is known for providing transcription services worldwide. To improve the work flow and turn-around times, some changes regarding work types were made. Please refer to the diction instructions (link below) that have been revised to reflect these changes….

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Every Order Matters

As you know, in order to attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2, Mercy must be at 60% compliance for computerized order entry for medication orders. Our primary goal is to improve patient safety and increase patient satisfaction. In addition, significant dollars – approximately $1.5 million – are lost if we do not meet this Meaningful…

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CPOM: OR Initiative and Favorites Post-op Order Sets

On May 5, we began working with surgeons in the OR with CPOM for inpatient orders. Omni, Spectrum and Mercy employed surgeons were first to Go Live. Our goal is to have all inpatient orders in CPOM. Many thanks to the outstanding surgeons who supported our CPOM – OR initiative! Since working in the OR,…

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How to Create a Free MyAccess Account in Access Medicine

To download or email content to your desktop or mobile device, all you need to do is create a free MyAccess account. Go to Mercy Medical Library’s web page at cantonmercy.org/medical-library. Click on AccessMedicine. Click on the Mercy Medical Center Medical Library drop down arrow in the top right corner. Select “Login or Create a…

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Signature Requirements Reminder

Per the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, here are the signature requirements for orders at Mercy Medical Center: Article II – Medical Orders Section 1. General Requirements k. Authentication may be in writing or by electronic signature (including facsimile signature). Delegation of the use of the electronic signature is prohibited. In addition, delegation of signature…

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Improving Clinical Documentation: Advisory Board Company Presentations

Mercy hosted The Advisory Board Company to offer peer-to-peer physician education on ICD-10 on April 28–29. A three-part overview will be presented in this newsletter and the next two. The objectives of the sessions were (1) to develop an understanding of how physician documentation plays a role in the patients’ severity of illness and risk…

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New Direct Admission Guidelines

On May 18, Mercy implemented a direct admission guideline policy that is more physician friendly. The physician/office can call admitting and provide the demographics of the patient who is going to be direct admitted. The patient’s Meditech account will be activated so the physician can then enter CPOM orders. Or the physician/office can fax written…

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ICD-10 Speciality Specific Training Sessions: Get $50 Gas Card for Attending. Sign Up Online!

The Advisory Board Committee will present ICD-10 internal medicine education to Mercy physicians in a peer-to-peer setting. You will receive a $50 gas gift card just for attending. The speaker will be Dan Avstreih, MD, FACEP. The CME Committee approved credit for the ICD-10 training.  Click the appropriate session below and sign up online today.  …

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New Physicians and Advanced Practitioners: March 2015

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Critical Care Grand Rounds April–May 2015

“Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery” Wednesday, April 15 Speaker: John Perry, M.D.     “Blast Injuries” Wednesday, May 20 Speaker: Kirby Sweitzer, M.D..   Critical Care Grand Rounds are held in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium. Lunch is at 11:45 a.m., and the lecture begins at 12:15 p.m. To register, call 330-489-1409 or email kathy.ruppert@cantonmercy.org….

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ICD-10: Review and Education Opportunities

The Advisory Board Company is being brought in this April to present ICD-10 education to Mercy physicians in a peer-to-peer setting. Set time aside on April 28 and 29 to hear about the essentials needed in your documentation. Remember, there are about 8–10 main concepts in ICD-10. They include site, specificity, laterality, timing, manifestations, stage,…

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Medication Reconciliation: Steps to Help Meet Compliance Rate Deadline

We have approximately six months remaining to achieve 60% compliance for computerized physician order entry for medication orders. Our primary goal is to improve patient safety and increase patient satisfaction. In addition, significant dollars – approximately $1.5 million – are lost if we do not meet this Meaningful Use standard. That’s incentive dollars we can…

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Hats Off to Another Great Year

Mercy medical staff and guests enjoyed Mercy’s Appreciation Party held January 14 at the Professional Football Hall of Fame. This annual event is one way we’d like to say “thank you” for your dedication and support throughout the year.           …

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