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Medical Staff Newsletter

In an effort to clear up your mailboxes of paper, the Medical Staff Newsletter is going electronic! The first monthly Medical Staff Newsletter will be sent to your email on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The monthly Medical Staff Newsletter will be sent on the second Tuesday of every month. Enjoy!

NEW: CPOE Auto Search

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 we turned on the Auto Search function within CPOE inside Paragon. Providers will now see a list of orders available in the system instead of the search history inside the CPOE Search section inside Paragon. For any questions or concerns contact the EMR Physician Support Liaisons at (815)759-4330.


ICD-10 Learning Opportunities for May

Each month, Centegra will provide education for physicians and their office staff to help ease the transition to ICD-10. We scheduled another kick off session due to requests from those who missed the presentation in April. You may attend one or both of these programs below, but please note we request RSVP as seating is limited.


This is an opportunity to learn general information about ICD-10 from the Centegra Health Information Management Team.
Date: Tuesday, May 26
Time: 11am-Noon (box lunch provided)
Location: Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, Conference Rooms A & B


Why does ICD-10 matter? What is changing for physicians and hospitals? How do I get ready? How will you prepare? These and other questions will be answered by our presenter, Dr. Robert Janowitz, Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois Local Markets.

Date: Tuesday, May 26
Time: Noon-1pm (box lunch provided)
Time: Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, Conference Rooms A & B

RSVP by May 21
Danette Santana, Physician Outreach
815-788-5859 /dsantana@centegra.com

Clinical Documentation Tips: CHF

In order to ensure capture of current diagnoses they must be documented within the progress notes AND the discharge summary. Diagnoses pertinent to the current visit must be documented in progress notes and carried through to the discharge summary. Including all diagnoses preceded by the words “ possible, probable, resolved, resolving, suspected, improved, improving, likely”.

Chf tip

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Centegra recognized as 2015 Top Performing Health System by TRUVEN and Leapfrog

It is my pleasure to announce that Centegra was recently recognized by TRUVEN Health Analytics as a Top Quintile Health System in the Small Health System category. TRUVEN evaluated the publically available data of 340 health systems nationwide looking at nine performance measures including: Mortality, Complications of Care, Patient Safety Index, Core Measures Mean Percentage, Readmission Rate, Average Length of Stay, Medicare Spending per Beneficiary, and HCAHPS Scores.

Also, Centegra Hospital – McHenry and Centegra Hospital – Woodstock have both earned an “A” in the 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score for the third year in a row (www.hospitalsafetyscore.org). The Leapfrog group assesses structural and outcome related measures by assigning hospitals a safety score annually. Of the 2,523 hospitals assessed, 782 received and “A”.

We should all be proud of our outcomes as one of the highest performing health systems in the country. These acknowledgements is evidence of all the hard work and focus our physicians and associates exhibit daily to provide high quality care.

Thank you for your commitment to our patient’s overall experience.

Kumar Nathan, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness

Electronic Coding Queries

Coding Queries have gone electronic!

Much like the CDI Queries, the Coding Queries will show up in a provider’s Deficiencies Task List under “Missing Text.”

Coding Qclick on the image to enlarge

For any questions or concerns, please contact Cindy Hasty at 815-759-4160.

Insulin Sliding Scale & Basal/Bolus Sliding Scale Insulin Order Sets

Pharmacy is replacing all Apidra Insulin orders with novoLOG in all facilities per the P and T committee.

The following order sets will need to be added back to the users “Favorite Orders”.

  • Insulin Sliding Scale & Basal
  • Basal/Bolus Sliding Scale Insulin