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Epic Tip of the Week: July 9, 2021

Ambulatory: Epic Efficiency Series

  • The Epic Sprint team is hosting the Epic Efficiency Webinar Series targeted to ambulatory providers. The webinars are held virtually via Zoom on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Wednesday of the month.
  • To receive future webinar notifications about various Epic topics, subscribe by sending an email to [email protected]. In the Subject line enter “subscribe epic-efficiency-series LastName, FirstName”

Mark your Calendars for the Next webinar: “August 5th Upgrade Review – Ambulatory Prescriber Topics”

Overview of August 5, 2021 Upgrade

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Where: Zoom:

Qualifies for ONE AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) TM
Note: CME credit is available for live viewing only. Sessions will be recorded and posted on the Mastery Training tile of the Epic Training Portal.

Ambulatory: New Diabetes Screening Health Maintenance Plan and Best Practice Advisory

The new Health Maintenance (HM) topic and Best Practice Advisory (BPA) align with new diabetes screening guidelines to alert providers when a diabetic patient meets the criteria set by United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Ambulatory: Telemedicine Hot Topics – States of Emergency Telehealth Services Expiring [Data as of 7/9/21, 11 AM]

  • Emergency orders/states of emergency are starting to expire in many states. This impacts provider’s ability to perform telemedicine visits for out-of-state patients.
    • Delaware: Per the Division of Professional Regulation, as of July 1st all telehealth visits with patients located in Delaware are no longer permitted. Delaware’s temporary waiver that allowed out of state mental health providers to see patients in Delaware expired on 6/30/2021 at midnight.
    • Washington, D.C.: telehealth practice with established patients has been extended and is set to expire on 7/25/21 [allows for 60 day grace period to wind down patient visits following waiver expiration date].
    • Pennsylvania: Approved for all licensed healthcare providers listed here, until the end of the Pennsylvania State of Emergency, which is set to expire on 9/30/21.
    • Florida: Expired 6/27/21.
      • Providers are encouraged to obtain a Florida Telemedicine Registration to continue to see patients once the waiver expires. A tip sheet for this process can be found here.
      • This license is no cost to you; however, some states may require a fee to send Florida proof of your existing licenses. The typical turnaround time is 1-2 business days.
    • New Jersey: Emergency licenses expired 6/30/21. Temporary licenses extended to 9/30/2021.
    • New York: Expired 6/25/21.
    • Maryland: state of emergency will end on 8/15/21. Providers must be licensed in the state where the patient is located at the time of the visit; hence, providers must be licensed in Maryland to provide telemedicine to patients located in Maryland at the time of the visit.
  • Refer to legal FAQs for information related to individual state waivers and licensing requirements.
  • Direct general questions to JHM Telemedicine or legal-specific questions to Telemedicine Legal

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Older versus Newer COVID-19 Orders and Results on the Storyboard [Effective 7/12/21]

  • ​The COVID-19 Storyboard hover bubble splits the new and older lab results into two sections.
  • The New section displays any orders or lab results placed within the past 30 days.
  • The Older section displays those orders/results more than 30 days old.

Screenshots of the above can be found here.

COVID-19 Epic Training Portal link

Epic Training Portal link

For more Epic Tips of the Week, click here.


Kelsey Bennett