AAHomecare offers input on O2 e-template

Thursday, March 17, 2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare hosted a conference call last week with CMS, EPIC Software and an association member supplier to lay the groundwork for an oxygen e-template pilot program. The group reviewed the steps involved in rolling out the pilot in two health systems that use EPIC, and the specific data elements that would need to be incorporated into the software and adopted by the health systems. “The goal of this pilot is to create order for oxygen therapy, documentation of lab values and clinical documentation that meet all of the required elements for Medicare,” AAHomecare stated. The long-term goal: Roll out the e-template with EPIC and other health systems nationally.