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Electronic Patient Record for Addiction Treatment in NY

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine partners with SMART Management for Electronic Patient Record Management. SMART’s EHR facilitates their needs with a clinical operations software package. Einstein is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research, and clinical investigation. Further, they operate six community health centers in addition to the University Hospital and treat approximately 3200 patients per year.albert einstein college of medicine

Paul LeBeau, SMART’s VP of Software, stated, “We are extremely pleased to have this association with the prestigious Albert Einstein group. The addition of Primary Care to our SMART paperless clinic package enables us to become even more useful in medical treatment.”

More than an electronic patient record

The SMART Solution, a 100% paperless EHR, is a complete clinic management system for OTPs.  This EHR helps opioid treatment programs become some of the most effective and efficient treatment providers in the industry. The SMART Solution provides the functionality to enable; increased admissions, streamlined-dosing, improved team collaboration, accelerated test results, and maximized revenue. SMART Partners also benefit from the reliability, security, and cost savings associated with this EHR.

 

Moreover, EHR users receive personalized live and on-call support 24/7/365. SMART’s knowledgeable Support Team provides services personalized to customer needs. Additional services include training, CARF audit preparation, network management, system administration, and custom development.  Learn more or get to know more of SMART’s EHR partners.

 

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ICD-10 Delayed

icd-10If you are a SMART customer you need to know.

It was recently announced that the required transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM/PCS (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification /Procedure Coding System) has been delayed until October 2015.

ICD-10 Coding Basics Medicare Fee-For-Service National Provider Call

Learn while you wait! Signup today for ICD-10 coding basics on Wednesday, June 4, at 1:30-3pm ET. The Medicare Learning Network will host an ICD-10 Coding Basics National Provider Call.

Who does this transition effect?

ICD-10 is code sets that are used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures. This is a requirement that is applicable to every organization that is covered by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act). Organizations that are covered by HIPAA include healthcare providers that conduct certain transactions in electronic form. Some of the affected include Behavioral Health Organizations, some government organizations and outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities.

For those for whom DMS-V is applicable, an official announcement has yet to be made about how this postponement might affect the DSM-V change that was scheduled to coincide with the ICD-10 transition, originally scheduled for Oct 1, 2014. SMART will release further information as it is made available.

Change can be good.

This inevitable and required change in code sets will influence the following factors:

  • Restructures reporting of certain diagnoses
  • A single code can convey or represent more information
  • Few codes will be needed to effectively describe a multi-symptom condition
  • More consistent code terminology
  • Covers newly discovered conditions and newly developed treatments

How do you transition?

Now that the transition deadline has been extended 1-year all applicable providers have an opportunity to more thoroughly prepare their plan moving forward. One good place to start is by visiting the AMA (American Medical Association) website for a list of guidelines for getting started and how to move fluidly through the process.

 

SMART Customer Promesa

Promesa of the Bronx New York chooses SMART Software

promesa locationSMART is proud to be working with the leadership team at Promesa, Inc. to bring another highly respected multi-modality New York facility into the SMART family.  Promesa truly offers a full range of services and is an amazing community resource.  Their services include Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient and Residential Substance Abuse, Residential Detox, and Mental Health.   SMART Software will be fully utilized as it integrates all the modalities Promesa offers and allows their organization even higher capacity (efficiencies).

SMART has enjoyed working with the MIS, Clinical, Medical, Billing, and Leadership Team to learn every facet of Promesa’s operations.  Understanding how each of  Promesa’s programs functions, spending time with the teams, and their detailing each of their individualized needs, has been valuable in outlining their customized installation and training plan.  SMART is excited to meet the challenge and deliver Promesa a seamless transition SMART Software.

Michael Carruthers- Sales & Installations; “Promesa is a tremendous and sophisticated organization.  We look forward to being their software partner for years to come.”