ADL Testing PDPM/MDS Changes

Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) MDS Changes CMS has provided a beta version of the PDPM calculator for the MDS. The calculator has been integrated into the MDS and is being test for early release. The screen has been simplified to provide a easier view. Preview of the MDS RAI screen:    …

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EMR Updates for CMS New Patient Driven Payment Module (PDPM)

Announcing Major Functionality Enhancements to ADL Optimum Series EMR ADL is enhancing its software in preparation for the Patient Driven Payment Module (PDPM). Our goal is to assist facility staff in classifying patients into the appropriate payment groups based on data driven clinical characteristics. PDPM is value based and rewards patient outcomes. Patient Driven Payment Method (PDPM) Information Effective October 01, 2019, each patient will be assigned a case mix classification that drives reimbursement.

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Hazardous Medications Alerts have been Added to OE & eMAR

Alerts have been added to the Order Entry and the eMAR applications For the proposed 2018 list, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) presents the policy for how drugs are assigned to the 3 hazardous drug classifications using a new peer reviewed 5 Category system based on evidence of the hazard: Category 1—Special Handling Information Category 2—Insufficient Toxicity Information Available to Meet NIOSH Definition of Hazardous Drug Category 3—Available Information Shows a…

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New Patient Bracelet Style Added

A new styled Patient Bracelet has been added to the ADL system. You can now print bar-coded and color-coded bracelets. Up to 10 precautions can be printed on the bracelet as seen on the print preview screenshot below. The bracelet can be scanned to expedite capturing Medication Administrations, Vitals, Laboratory Results and other areas where patient data needs to be retrieved.  …

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CMSNet VPN Client Software Upgrade 04/02/2019

CMSNet VPN Client Software Upgrade – April 2, 2019 Please be aware that CMS is upgrading the current Juniper VPN Client software required to access the CMSNet secure network when using QIES web applications (MDS Submissions, CASPER, EPOC and PBJ). The rollout is by facility type, with Swing Beds starting on 4/8/2019 and nursing homes on 6/30/2019. Starting on those dates, the upgrade process will be triggered automatically the first-time a user launches their current…

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