ADL Certified for NCPDP 10.6 Electronic Pharmacy Transmissions

As of November 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) effected their mandate requiring long-term care providers to conduct electronic pharmacy transmissions via the National Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) 10.6 Script protocol.

ADL has been certified by pharmacy software vendors to be in compliance with the new protocol.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ADL-Optima Rehab Interface for MDS Rehab Minutes and Notes

In addition to importing the Progress Notes from Optima Rehab, facilities can import and auto-populate the MDS Rehabilitation Minutes directly into the MDS Assessments. Certification testing has been completed for the Optima Rehab MDS Rehab minutes import functions. Importing the Rehab saves time by accurately calculating the minutes from the Rehab Treatment Sheets stored on the Optima Rehab.

The import function is available in the ADL-EMR user interface and supports both Rehabilitation Vendors and In-house Rehabilitation departments.

Several integration projects are nearing completion to enable access to data from their Contracted Service providers. This is part of ADL’s ongoing commitment to provide seamless integrations between ADL Data’s EMR/EHR solutions and major software used by Vendor Service Providers.

Contact Ulysses Fleming (914-591-1800) for information on enabling these features.

 
 
 
 
 

First Data Bank Updates Now Weekly

We have upgraded the subscription to receive updates from First Data Bank Weekly. This will provide better tracking of the costs as most of the pharmacies are updating their pricing weekly. The updates are available by download as previously handled.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ADL Installs New Tele-Conferencing System

In our efforts to improve client communications, we have installed a Polycom Real Presence Video Conferencing System.

The Real Presence Room Solutions delivers an exceptional, virtual meeting experience and opens up new avenues of collaboration, across any network, protocol, application, or device. The biggest benefit is the ability to setup face-to-face meetings between ADL Staff and clients in a matter of minutes, regardless of location.

The Polycom Real Presence delivers HD video and Voice conferencing straight to other Telepresence Conferencing systems or the desktop computers with easy-to-use features.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OptimumSeries Now Supports ICD-10 Coding

Software has been enhanced to support the ICD10 codes. In an effort to ensure that our clients have sufficient time to plan and implement the needed changes to support ICD-10, the software has been enhanced to handle the ICD10 coding.

CMS Deadlines
•March 31, 2013: Internal impact assessment: Determine how ICD-10 codes will affect your organization.
•May 31, 2013: External impact assessment: Understand how ICD-10 implementation will affect your payers, vendors and other partners. How will you need to support their compliance?
•May 31, 2013: Baseline budget formulation: Figure out how much the ICD-10 transition will cost.
•Through June 31, 2013: Education: Raise ICD-10 awareness requirements and formal training for key personnel.
•Dec. 31, 2013: Business process changes: Upgrade systems, procedures and technologies.
•March 31, 2014: Internal testing and validation: ICD-10 codes must work in your organization
•Sept. 30, 2014: External testing and validation: Test transactions and medical claims with your partners.

CMS Implementation Guide //www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/downloads/ICD10SmallandMediumPractices508.pdf

CMS ICD-10 Transition Basics //www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD10FAQs.pdf

Healthcare IT News ICD10Watch //www.icd10watch.com/category/blogtags/cms-0