Monday, September 22, 2008

Ophthalmic PQRI Measures

IO Practiceware sifted through the 2009 PQRI measures and compiled a list of those that relate to ophthalmology practices that use EMR. Below is a breakdown of measure number, measure description, reporting procedure, diagnosis codes (to combine with office visit code), reporting code, and modifiers on those reporting codes.

By implementing IO Practiceware's EMR software, your practice automatically satisfies measures 124 and 130.

12 - POAG
  • Optic Nerve Evaluation
  • 365.01, 365.10, 365.11, 365.12, 365.15
  • 2027F
  • 1P, 3P
14 - AMD
  • Dilated Macular Examination
  • 362.50, 362.51, 362.52
  • 2019F
  • 1P, 2P, 3P
18 - Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Documentation of Presence or Absence of Macular Edema and Level of Severity of Retinopathy
  • 362.01, 362.02, 362.03, 362.04, 362.05, 362.06
  • 1P, 2P, 3P
19 - Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Communication with the Physician Managing Ongoing Diabetes Care
  • 362.01, 362.02, 362.03, 362.04, 362.05, 362.06
  • 5010F and G8397, or G8398
  • 2P, 3P, 8P
117 - Diabetes Mellitus
  • Dilated Eye Exam in Diabetic Patient
  • 250.00, 250.01, 250.02, 250.03, 250.10, 250.11, 250.12, 250.13, 250.20, 250.21, 250.22, 250.23, 250.30, 250.31, 250.32, 250.33, 250.40, 250.41, 250.42, 250.43, 250.50, 250.51, 250.52, 250.53, 250.60, 250.61, 250.62, 250.63, 250.70, 250.71, 250.72, 250.73, 250.80, 250.81, 250.82, 250.83, 250.90, 250.91, 250.92, 250.93, 357.2, 362.01, 362.02, 362.03, 362.04, 362.05, 362.06, 362.07, 366.41, 648.00, 648.01, 648.02, 648.03, 648.04

  • 2022F or 2024F or 2026F or 3072F
  • 8P
124 - HIT
  • Adoption/Use of EMR
  • All patient encounters
  • G8447, G8448
  • No modifiers
130
  • Documentation and Verification of Current Medications in Medical Record
  • All encounters with patients 18 years or older
  • G8427, G8430, G8507, G8428, G8429
  • No modifiers.
139 - Cataracts
  • Comprehensive Preoperative Assessment for Cataract Surgery with IOL Placement
  • Encounters with patients 18 years or older
  • 0014F
  • 8P
140 - AMD
  • Counseling on Antioxidant Supplement
  • 362.50, 362.51, 365.52
  • 4177F
  • 3P, 8P

141 - POAG
  • Reduction of IOP by 15% OR Documentation of a Plan of Care
  • 365.10, 365.11, 365.12, 365.15
  • 3284F, 0517F and 3285F, 0517F with 3P and 3285F, 0517F with 8P and 3285F
  • 3P, 8P


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

IOInfo: Calibrating Elo Touchscreens

Over time, your Elo touchscreen may require calibration.  Often this becomes apparent when the mouse or pointing icon does not appear in the location where you touched the screen -- which often becomes apparent when your doctors or techs shout expletives from the exam room.

To protect the innocence of young children in the waiting room, all you need to do is calibrate your touch screen! 

How? Follow these steps:

1. Get to the Alignment screen.

2. If an Elo icon is available in the tool tray at the lower right side of the desktop, click it, then click Align.  Otherwise, go to the Windows Control Panel, double-click Elo Touchscreen and click the Align button on the General tab.

(If no Elo icon, click the "Switch to Classic View" button on the left.)

3. Touch and release the upper left target; the target should jump to the lower right.

4. Touch and release the lower right target; the target should jump to the upper right.

5. Touch and release the upper right target; the target should jump to the lower right.

6. Touch and release the green check mark; the check screen should disappear.

7. The cursor should now jump to the point of touch.

8. If the Elo Control Panel is open, close it and the Windows Control Panel.

For more info, visit Elo's Support Page.