Friday, October 24, 2014

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is urging providers to be ready and is providing guidance to outpatient facilities including, but not limited to urgent care centers and outpatient clinics, in order to help with triaging and handling patients who may have had potential exposures to Ebola virus.  DPH is now recommending an approach based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.  The DPH Health Alert has information on triaging, reporting procedures, and infection control, as well as links to WHO resources. 

Joint statement on Ebola from the American Hospital Association, The American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association


Delaware's Prescription Monitoring Program



The results of the October “Flash Survey” of the membership are in.

42 physicians (3.4%) of members who received the survey through email responded with the following results:

As to the question posed to the members, "How familiar are you with the CMS Risk-Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audit process in the Medicare Advantage program?"  

- 11.9% I am familiar with this audit process.
- 88.1% I am not familiar with this audit process.

As far as you know, has CMS provided guidance or education opportunities to you regarding proper documentation of diagnoses for MA risk adjustment?

- 80% No
- 20% Yes

Have you received multiple requests for beneficiaries’ medical records from different sources in addition to MA plans regarding RADV audits?

- 50% No
- 25% Yes
- 25% Unsure

Coming Events


October 22
ProAssurance's 2014 Practice Management Professional Seminar
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington

Topics: Record retention; Electronic health records/documentation; Non-compliant patients; Electronic devices/communication; Limited English Proficiency patients; Terminating the physician-patient relationship

October 24
Katherine L. Esterly, MD Childhood Development Conference,  McCurry Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach.

Topics: Maternal Life Course and Preconception Factors Influencing Childhood Outcomes; Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Assessment, Management, Outcomes; Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood; When Silence Isn't Golden - Language Delays and Disorders in Children Birth to Three; and Why and How to Use PEDS Online

October 25
2014 Delaware Orthopaedic Symposium
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, Newark

Topics: Effective Healthcare Reform; Curiosity; Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines and their Implications; Use of Ultrasound in Musculoskeletal Medicine;  Rehabilitation Following digital Radiaus Fracture with Volter Plating; and more.


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