March 27, 2007

MedicalTemplates - Medicare PQRI Reminders

MedicalTemplates has updated several medical note templates to include reminders for the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). This new Medicare program is significant because of the financial implications these quality measures may have on a medical practice.

"A PQRI participant who reports successfully will be eligible for a lump-sum bonus payment of up to 1.5 percent of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule allowed charges for services provided during the reporting period, subject to a cap, as established by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA)." - CMS FAQ Regarding PQRI

MedicalTemplates incorporate reminders for Medicare 2007 PQRI Quality Measures on some templates such as

March 4, 2007

MedicalTemplates - Fillable PDF forms

MedicalTemplates are fillable PDF files.

Fillable MedicalTemplates function like all other PDF files, but they have editable text fields and working checkboxes. This allows information to be typed in or pasted from other applications to fill out the template.

Filled MedicalTemplates can be printed and saved to a computer, USB drive, CD, DVD, or other storage device at a fraction of the cost of an electronic medical record.

The saved MedicalTemplates can be searched, reviewed, printed, or modified whenever needed without internet access or a connection to a remote computer.

March 1, 2007

MedicalTemplates - COPD evaluation, 2 page

MedicalTemplates has developed a comprehensive 2 page chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) patient evaluation template. This template is suitable for pulmonologists and any health care provider that manages patients with COPD.



The COPD patient template contains prompters and space for the following required elements for a E&M encounter -

  • Chief complaint

  • History of present illness

  • Past medical and surgical history

  • Social history

  • Family history

  • Review of systems

  • Review of data (labs, tests, imaging)

  • Physical exam

  • Assessment and plan

This one page template contains detailed checklists for the severity of COPD symptoms, current and planned COPD therapy, and other features helpful for a comprehensive COPD treatment plan.

The COPD patient encounter template was designed to include Clinical Performance Measures for COPD developed by the
Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.

The Clinical Performance Measures for COPD can be downloaded from
here.

MedicalTemplates - Pulmonary Clinic H&P/Consult Note

MedicalTemplates has developed a 2 page Pulmonary new clinic patient evaluation template. This template is suitable for pulmonologists and other health care providers.

The Pulmonary new patient template contains prompters and space for the following required elements for a E&M encounter -

  • Chief complaint

  • History of present illness

  • Past medical and surgical history

  • Social history

  • Family history

  • Review of systems

  • Review of data (labs, tests, imaging)

  • Physical exam

  • Assessment and plan

MedicalTemplates - Pulmonary and Critical Care H&P/Consult Note

MedicalTemplates has developed a 2 page Pulmonary/Critical Care new inpatient evaluation template. This template is suitable for pulmonologists, critical care physicians, intensivists, hospitalists and other health care providers.

The Pulmonary/Critical Care new patient template contains prompters and space for the following required elements for a E&M encounter and critical care encounters -

  • Chief complaint

  • History of present illness

  • Past medical and surgical history

  • Social history

  • Family history

  • Review of systems

  • Review of data (labs, tests, imaging)

  • Physical exam

  • Assessment and plan

  • Start time

  • Stop time

  • Checkboxes for sedation, pressors, and other high risk medications

MedicalTemplates - Hospitalist Followup Note

MedicalTemplates has developed a 1 page hospitalist follow up visit template. This template is suitable for hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, and other health care providers working in hospitals.

The Hospitalist Follow Up Visit template contains prompters and space for the following required elements for a E&M encounter -

  • Chief complaint

  • History of present illness

  • Past medical and surgical history

  • Social history

  • Family history

  • Review of systems

  • Review of data (labs, tests, imaging)

  • Physical exam (General Multisystem Exam)

  • Assessment and plan

MedicalTemplates - Internal Medicine Clinic H&P

MedicalTemplates has developed an internal medicine clinic history and physical form. This form is suitable for internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, and other health care providers.

The Internal Medicine Clinic H&P template contains prompters and space for the following required elements for a E&M encounter -

  • Chief complaint

  • History of present illness

  • Past medical and surgical history

  • Social history

  • Family history

  • Review of systems

  • Review of data

  • Physical exam (General Multisystem Exam)

  • Assessment and plan

MedicalTemplates - Internal Medicine Hospital H&P

MedicalTemplates has developed a 2 page internal medicine hospital history and physical template. This template is suitable for hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, and other health care providers.

Internal Medicine Hospital H&P template contains prompters and space for the following required elements for a E&M encounter -

  • Chief complaint

  • History of present illness

  • Past medical and surgical history

  • Social history

  • Family history

  • Review of systems

  • Review of data

  • Physical exam (General Multisystem Exam)

  • Assessment and plan