ROUpdate 2017-04-01 Clinical Release is Available for Download

Download the New Clinical Update

Name: RO Update 2017-04-01
Release Date: 05/22/2017
Update Utility: RO Updater
Webinar Date: 05/15/2017

 
Technical Notes:
 
.Net 4.5.1 (or later) is required for Web Service installation: Here is the link to .Net Framework 4.5.1 (Offline Installer) where your facility can optionally install the newer version.

ADL Updates must be applied sequentially according to release date, in the order specified in the ADL Updates Installation Guide. Please view our instructional webinar for Applying ADL Software Updates.

 
Supporting Documentation: Release Notes | PowerPoint | Webinar Presentation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OC3TUpdate201701.01 Clinical Release is Available for Download

Download the New Clinical Update

Name: OC3TUpdate201704.01
Release Date: 05/22/2017
Update Utility: ADL Updater
Webinar Date: 05/15/2017

 
Technical Notes:
 
A new version of ADLUpdater (v3.02) is being release: This is to support the new WebService module at the same time as OC3TUpdate201704.01 is released. Also, there was a bug where the ADLUpdater was not restarting automatically after applying an update to itself. This bug is fixed in the upcoming version 3.02. This update is going to be self-applied by the ADLUpdater upon launch as usual. However once version 3.02 is applied, the ADLUpdater will need to be started manually to apply the OC3TUpdate201704.01 package. With all future updates, the ADLUpdater should be able to restart automatically after updating itself.

ADL Updates must be applied sequentially according to release date, in the order specified in the ADL Updates Installation Guide. Please view our instructional webinar for Applying ADL Software Updates.

 
Supporting Documentation: Release Notes | PowerPoint | Webinar Presentation

 
 
 
 
 
 

CMS Releases Lookup Tool to Help Clinicians Determine their MIPS Participation Status

Quality Payment Program

Check if you’re included in MIPS. Now you can check if a clinician who bills to Medicare will need to submit data to MIPS.

The Quality Payment Program improves Medicare by helping you focus on care quality. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which threatened clinicians participating in Medicare with potential payment cliffs for 13 years. If you participate in Medicare Part B, you serve more than 55 million of the country’s most vulnerable Americans, and the Quality Payment Program will provide new tools and resources to help you give your patients the best possible care. You can choose how you want to participate based on your practice size, specialty, location, or patient population.

The Quality Payment Program has two tracks you can choose:

  • Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or
  • The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
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    If you decide to participate in an Advanced APM, through Medicare Part B you may earn an incentive payment for participating in an innovative payment model.

    If you decide to participate in MIPS, you will earn a performance-based payment adjustment.

    Information provided by CMS. For more information, please visit //qpp.cms.gov/.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    OFU36.05 Financial Release is Available for Download

    Download the New Financial Update

    A new financial update is available:

    Release Name: OFU36.05
    Release Date: May 03, 2017
    Update Utility: ADL Updater
    Webinar Date: N/A

    Technical Notes:
    ADL Updates must be applied sequentially according to release date, in the order specified in the ADL Updates Installation Guide. A webinar containing instructions for applying ADL software updates is available.

    Please refer to the Release Notes for more guidance.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Baseline Vital Signs added to the EMR

    Baseline Vital Signs have been added to the ADL EMR

    Vital signs (often shortened to just VS) are a group of the 4-6 most important signs that indicate the status of the body’s vital (life-sustaining) functions. These measurements are taken to help assess the general physical health of a person, give clues to possible diseases, and show progress toward recovery. The normal ranges for a person’s vital signs vary with age, weight, gender, and overall health.

    The ADL EMR calculates the Base Vital Signs which gives an average of recent measurements taken when the patient is considered to be usual condition. These values are compared to the new measurements to determine if there has been a significant deviation in the reading compare to the Baseline values.

    Significant deviations cause alerts to be triggered to bring the condition to the nurse’s attention. The Baseline Values are used extensively with the Interact Methodologies.