Patient Care

NETEC Summit

NETEC Summit

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On June 27-28, over a dozen members of the BCU team travelled to Emory University to participate in the second annual National Ebola Training and Education Center summit. As the HHS Region 3 Ebola and Special Pathogens Treatment Center, the BCU team shared our experiences over the last year with a particular focus on the strides we(...)

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Why Answer Documentation Queries?

Why Answer Documentation Queries?

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How the state, payors and patients view the quality of care provided by the DOM depends on it. Moreover, this assessment increasingly determines reimbursement. Consider Maryland Hospital Acquired Conditions (MHACs): 46 potentially preventable conditions monitored by the state. At current pace, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, including the DOM, may face a $7-10 million penalty for(...)

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Medicaid Opioid Epic Tip Sheets and FAQs

Medicaid Opioid Epic Tip Sheets and FAQs

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The new Maryland rule requiring prior authorizations for opioids goes into effect Saturday, July 1. Epic has updated to support this new workflow with a standard Opioid Agreement and the prior authorization forms for both Maryland Medicaid and Priority Partners. If you have a patient on another Medicaid MCO plan, you will need fill out the form(...)

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NETEC Site Visits

NETEC Site Visits

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Several members of the BCU leadership team received invitations to be a part of the National Ebola Training and Education Center’s (NETEC) site visits this spring. Lauren Sauer, director of research for the BCU, visited Nebraska in March. Mallory flew down to Atlanta to take part in Emory’s site visit. Brian Garibaldi had the opportunity to(...)

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Brodsky Receives Service Star Award

Brodsky Receives Service Star Award

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Robert Brodsky, professor in the Division of Hematology, was recently selected to receive a Service Star Award from Johns Hopkins Medicine Service Excellence based on a glowing recommendation from the family of one of his patients. See below for a passage from the letter. He will be honored in a ceremony in July. "As I am sure you know,(...)

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Biennial Retreat in Primary Care

Biennial Retreat in Primary Care

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The Johns Hopkins Medicine Primary Care Consortium is excited to announce its Third Biennial Retreat in Primary Care: Friday, June 23, 2017 7:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Zayed Chevy Chase Auditorium Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus “Transformation and Fulfillment in Primary Care” This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category I Credits Please register at : http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/primary_care_consortium/(...)

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Zenilman to Lead Bayview’s Armstrong Institute

Zenilman to Lead Bayview’s Armstrong Institute

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Jonathan Zenilman, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was recently selected to direct the expansion of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. The new location will help further the institute's mission to eliminate preventable harm, improve patient outcomes and experiences and reduce waste in health care. Full(...)

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Second Annual NETEC Site Visit

Second Annual NETEC Site Visit

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The BCU team hosted the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) for their second annual Hopkins site visit on May 17-18. NETEC faculty were on hand from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Emory University and Bellevue Hospital to meet with the BCU team and to share best practices in high containment care. The(...)

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