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Identical ICD9 & ICD10 codes and Resolution for MIK

Message from GE Healthcare:

On July 15th we informed you about a list of duplicate diagnosis codes that has been posted to the CMS website. This small number of diagnosis codes within the ICD-10 code set have the same letter and number combination as an existing ICD-9 code but correspond to a different description. Under certain circumstances, the Centricity Practice Solution Practice Management module is unable to determine whether the ICD-9 or ICD-10 description is appropriate without additional information. Please review our communication from July 15th for further details.

As the transition date for ICD-10 approaches, we have important updates to share regarding resolutions to this issue and actions you should take to begin using these ICD-10 codes. Please read this communication from Peter Kinhan for details.

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Resources for your final ICD-10 Preparations

Message from GE Healthcare:

Dear Centricity Practice Solution & Centricity EMR Customers:

We hope the final stages of your ICD-10 preparations are progressing well. With the target transition date right around the corner, we are eager to check on the status of your progress. In addition, we are pleased to announce additional resources, enhanced system functionality, and ICD-10 War Room at CHUG, and additional webinars to help support your go-live as well as enhance performance after October 1st. Read this communication from Peter Kinhan to learn more!

PQRS & Meaningful Use – Take Action by End of Month

Message from GE Healthcare:

Dear Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers:

We have three important message to communicate regarding PQRS and Meaningful Use (MU):
1. PQRS and GPRO – Action due June 30th
2. MU and PQRS – Additional Clinical Quality Measures – No Action Required
3. MU – Application for Hardship Exception for 2014 – Due July 1st

Please read this communication from Peter Kinhan to learn more!

New ICD-10 Webinar Topics and Dates

Message from GE Healthcare:

Dear Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers:

This week, we are pleased to announce new webinars to help you make a smooth transition to ICD-10. We have scheduled three new interface webinars and booked a deep dive into the scope and benefits of our ICD-10 consulting offerings.

Read this communication from Peter Kinhan to learn more!

ICD-10 Interfaces Webinar

Message from GE Healthcare:

Dear Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers:

We just have three announcements this week regarding new links, the interfaces webinar, and tools to assist your transition. Read this communication from Peter Kinhan to learn more.

NEW ICD-10 Webinar Topics – Your input is needed!

Message from GE Healthcare:

Dear Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Customers:

This week, we have two important announcements regarding upcoming webinars:

Interface webinar: We have received requests for a session on interfaces. To help assist us in developing the appropriate content for this session, please complete the embedded survey by June 10th.

Specialty-specific workflow webinars: The topics for our specialty-specific webinars are Orthopedics, Family Medicine / Primary Care, Cardiology, and Obstetrics / Gynecology.

Please read the communication from Peter Kinhan for more details.

CHUG NEW YORK – Call for Presentations

DON’T WAIT….the deadline is FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2015
SUBMIT YOUR PRESENTATION!

CHUG needs users LIKE YOU to present sessions or lead discussions that are important and relevant to Centricity EMR and Practice Management users! Receive a discounted conference registration fee if you are selected to present a session during CHUG in New York.

Is the Future Now? Healthcare of Tomorrow Today
Since the adoption of legislation around Meaningful Use, Healthcare IT has been moving at light speed to catch up and surpass the technology of the day. Are we fulfilling the promises of an integrated healthcare world? Will the onset of ICD-10 be a step forward or a step back? Am I ready for medical wearable? Will my patients engage in their care? All of these questions relate back to the speed at which healthcare is moving, but are we and can we keep up?

Here are some topics of interest, but don’t limit yourself to these….
– What tools and workflows are you using to engage patients?
– How are you preparing for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances?
– What reports are you using to increase efficiency?
– How is your office planning to utilize wearable data?
– Techniques to increase IT department productivity and efficiency.
– Change management techniques.
– Training techniques/systems.
– How do you prioritize in a world where every project is a high priority?
– How do you keep your Clinical Decision Support information up to date? Organized?
– How are you communicating with Health Information Exchanges?
– What interoperability are you doing?
– How do you take the pain out of coding with ICD-10?
– Customize versus Standardize? How do you balance them?
– Any other topic that would be of interest to Centricity EMR or PM users.

WHY PRESENT?
– You don’t mind being up in front of other people.
– It is so nice to share your knowledge with others.
– Networking is a good thing!
– Boost the profile of yourself and your organization.
– You WILL get a FANCY RIBBON to add to your name badge that says “SPEAKER”!
– And of course, all approved sessions will receive 2 discounted conference registration fees.

CLICK TO SUBMIT YOUR PRESENTATION

New ICD-10 Resources & Webinar Links

Message from GE Healthcare:

Our teams have designed a thorough program to help you make a smooth transition to ICD-10, and thousands of you have already begun to take advantage of these resources. This communication brings a few of these key elements to your attention and introduces additional links for recent and upcoming webinars. Click HERE for more information!

ICD-10 Webinars – Recent & Upcoming

Message from GE Healthcare:

Last week, we kicked off our new ICD-10 webinar series. Due to overwhelming demand for these webinars, we scheduled yesterdays and all future sessions for this series in a higher-capacity platform. We apoligize for any inconvenience attendees may have experienced. All previous sessions were recorded and are being posted to the new ICD-10 communities section of the Service Portal. We encourage anyone who was unable to attend live to watch these recordings at their convenience and post questions to the portal. The same experts who gave the sessions will monitor and respond to your questions there.

The demand for this series is understandable – the transition to ICD-10 has the potential to decrease your team’s productivity and disrupt cash flows.

Our team has assembled a comprehensive ecosystem of offerings to help you strengthen financial performance to offset the impact of the ICD-10 transition on your practice. We strongly encourage you to join the remaining webinars for this week. Read our communication to learn more.

Visit New ICD-10 Community & Register for New ICD-10 Webinars

Message from GE Healthcare:

As we mentioned in our prior communication, GE Healthcare expects the ICD-10 transition deadline to remain October 1, 2015, and there is much that practices need to do to prepare. Our teams have designed a thorough program to help you make a smooth transition during this period of change. GE Healthcare is pleased to announce the launch of a new collaboration site for ICD-10 on the Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Service Portal and share the registration links for additional upcoming webinars. Read our communication for more details.

ICD-10 WEBINAR SERIES: Prepare Now for a Smooth Transition

Notice from GE Healthcare:

We are pleased to announce a new complimentary webinar series desgined to help you prepare for ICD-10. GE Healthcare expects the ICD-10 transition deadline to remain October 1, 2015, and there is much that practices need to do to prepare.

We recommend that you begin coding in ICD-10 at least two to three months prior to the deadline to leave ample time to audit your staff’s accuracy and reduce the risk of cash flow disruptions. As such, we strongly recommend you allow adequate time to design, implement, test and train on your ICD-10 solution.

Join our expert presenters for an in-depth webinar series that will help you build a robust transition plan.

Click here for more details.

Upgrade Now for ICD-10 Readiness

Notice From GE Healthcare:

GE Healthcare expects the ICD-10 transition deadline to remain October 1, 2015, and there is much that practices need to do to prepare for this change.

You should begin coding in ICD-10 at least two to three months prior to the deadline to leave ample time to audit your staff’s accuracy and reduce the risk of cash flow disruptions. If your practice has NOT upgraded to an ICD-10 ready version of Centricity Practice Solution (CPS) and/or Centricity EMR (CEMR), we STRONGLY recommend you accelerate your upgrade plans, so you may design, implement, test and train on your ICD-10 solution in time. ICD-10 ready versions include CPS 11.x, CPS 12.x and CEMR 9.8.x.

Please read our communication for more details about how GE Healthcare can assist you with this transition and take action well before June 1st.