February 26, 2011

Pneumonia Evaluation MedicalTemplate Updated!

e-MedTools has update the Pneumonia Evaluation MedicalTemplate!

The newly revised template has the popular ROS with "Yes" and "No" options. The Exam section is expanded, with prompters for documenting noninvasive ventilator settings for CPAP and BiPAP. There are also prompters for invasive ventilator settings.

The Impression and Plan section has prompters for documenting the complexity of Medical Decision Making.

A brand new feature is a Pneumonia Severity Index score! This PSI score totals the score as you choose the individual options from each drop box!

Physicians now supervising medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will love the newly expanded Impression and Plan section with room for two separate notes.

February 24, 2011

Interstitial Lung Disease MedicalTemplate Updated

e-MedTools has updated the Interstitial Lung Disease MedicalTemplate!

Updated features include the popular Review of Systems with "Yes" and "No" options. The History of Present Illness includes prompters for pertinent criteria for diagnosing interstitial lung disease along with an occupational and exposure history.

The Past Medical, Family and Social History has been streamlined.

The Exam contains prompters for non-invasive and invasive ventilator settings.

The Impression and Plan contains separate spaces for supervising physicians and physician extenders - a perfect option for physicians supervising residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants!

Updated Lung Mass Evaluation MedicalTemplate

e-MedTools has updated the Lung Mass Evaluation MedicalTemplate!

The new and improved Lung Mass Evaluation MedicalTemplate has the very popular Review of Systems with "Yes" and "No" options. It also includes updated prompters in the History of Present Illness.

The Exam section contains space for documenting invasive or non-invasive ventilator settings, and more space for "Additional Findings" - perfect for the physician who supervises residents, nurse practitioners or physician assistants!

The Impression and Plan section contains separate text boxes for physicians and physician extenders.

February 20, 2011

E/M Code Check Updated

E/M Code Check is now updated to include Trailblazer's rules for Medicare patient encounter documentation.
E/M Code Check is the ONLY smart phone app to incorporate the Trailblazer requirements for E/M encounters!

February 17, 2011

DRG Modifier Tool

e-Medtools is providing, as a public service, a free abbreviated list of DRG Modifiers that qualify as Major Complications and Comorbid Conditions (MCC) & Complications and Comorbid Conditions(CC) as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).

These MCCs and CCs are important to every healthcare provider because they help hospitals maximize reimbursement in accordance with the appropriate level of severity of illness for a given patient. Every healthcare provider deserves to be paid appropriately for services provided. Healthcare is a team effort, and every member of the healthcare team owes it to themselves, their colleagues and their patients to work together for mutual benefit.

At a time when Medicare continues to decrease reimbursement to all healthcare providers, it is more important than ever to work diligently to educate ourselves on navigating an increasingly complex reimbursement system. Hospitals play a important role in every community. Hospitals routinely provide free access to healthcare without regard to ability to pay for services rendered. Hospitals are often major employers in communities, and are often integral to community support efforts. It is therefor critical to support hospitals by every possible means to ensure that they can receive payment appropriate for the level of care provided.

One important note: MCCs and CCs use terminology specific to the CMS, and MUST be documented by a healthcare practitioner, preferentially in the Discharge Summary.

Medicare regulations prohibit Hospitals from providing this information to healthcare providers. Please consider reviewing this form, print as many copies as you like, and check all that apply and include this information in your patient documentation.

We hope that you find this information helpful, and we look forward to your feedback.

Sincerely,
The Folks at e-MedTools, creators of MedicalTemplates, MedSpel, E/M Code Check and iRVU

February 13, 2011

Updated Sepsis MedicalTemplate

e-MedTools has updated the popular Sepsis Evaluation MedicalTemplate.

The History of Present Illness (HPI) has been revised to limit prompters to risk factors for infection. The Review of Systems (ROS) has been revised to the expanded format that contains "Yes" and "No" options. The Exam portion still contains room for documenting important data such as Ventilator Settings, Lines & Monitors, IV Medications, Labs and Radiographs.

The newest feature added to a select few MedicalTemplates includes documentation space for physicians supervising residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This is great for academic physician practices, or those practices utilizing physician extenders.

Every MedicalTemplate contains easy to use checkboxes and fillable textboxes to streamline the patient encounter and medical documentation process.

Updated Clinic History and Physical Exam MedicalTemplate

e-MedTools has updated the Clinic History and Physical Exam MedicalTemplate.

The Review of Systems is expanded in the easy to use format that permits "Yes" and "No" options, important for documenting pertinent positive and negative findings. The Exam portion now includes prompters for documenting CPAP and BiPAP settings for patients using noninvasive ventilators for obstructive sleep apnea or pulmonary artery hypertension.

The Clinic History and Physical Exam MedicalTemplate now comes in two versions! One version is for physicians working independently. Another version is designed for physicians supervising residents or physician extenders, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Every MedicalTemplate contains easy to use checkboxes and fillable textboxes that help physicians streamline their patient encounter and medical documentation times.

New Orthopedic MedicalTemplate Released

e-MedTools is happy to announce the release of a brand new MedicalTemplate - Orthopedic Evaluation.

The Orthopedic Evaluation includes a list of commonly asked questions as prompters in the History of Present Illness (HPI); an easy to use Review of Systems; and a detailed single organ system exam. New to MedicalTemplates is room for Supervising Physician notes - great for physicians who work with residents or physician extenders!

Every MedicalTemplate has easy to use check boxes and fillable textboxes. This helps busy physicians streamline patient encounters and the complex documentation process necessary for reimbursement.