Worried about compliance? Since Agility is perfectly fitted for employee health, occupational medicine, and urgent care, we don’t just generically monitor regulatory changes, but instead we watch with a keen eye towards anything that affects your medical record and coding needs. Learn about the regulatory changes that Net Health strives to stay on top of to help keep you in the know and support compliance needs.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Not only does Agility build in forms like the OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 and the OSHA mandated Sharps Injury Log, but it also auto-populates the forms with incident-related content, including lost and restricted time. Additionally, we support export of your 300A data for electronic submission to OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application. We also closely monitor and respond to new OSHA rule requirements as they are released.
HIPAA and OSHA Compliance with Keeping Appropriate Data Separate
HIPAA and OSHA rules require that occupational health/employee health records must be kept separate from a person’s general/private health record. Agility is able to support these requirements by storing employee health information separately from the hospital patient health record. Click here to learn more about the necessity of keeping occupational health records separate from general medical records.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Agility supports the latest Department of Transportation (DOT) and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) documents, which auto-populate with information already documented within Agility.
Agility is kept up to date with the latest ICD standards, including updating the code changes each October. Accurate ICD-10-CM code selection by providers is required to meet medical necessity and carrier policy requirements, which are necessary to support reimbursement.
Physician Evaluation and Management (E&M) Tool
Agility directly utilizes the provider’s documentation and aligns the E&M level mapping based on the selected 1995 or 1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services. This can be especially helpful with ensuring the provider’s documentation supports the appropriate E&M levels for coding and reimbursement. As CMS kicks off its new initiative, Patients Over Paperwork, Net Health is closely monitoring reform that may be coming to E&M codes in the coming years.
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission standards “focus on important patient, individual, or resident care and organization functions that are essential to providing safe, high-quality care.”1 Understanding that complying with The Joint Commission Standards is important to our clients, Agility provides the tools and necessary documentation elements to comply with the requirements set forth.
Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)
Through a partnership with DrFirst’s EPCS GoldSM solution, Agility follows the regulations set by the Drug Enforcement Administration to allow practitioners to electronically prescribe controlled substances. Connecticut, New York, Minnesota, and Maine (for opiates only) require the use of electronic prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS), and it is both legal and widely used in all states. Providers who already e-prescribe will save time by using a consistent e-prescribing workflow for both controlled and non-controlled drug prescriptions. Click here for an interactive map of the current state of EPCS mandates across the country.
Keeping track of the programs mentioned above—plus additional programs like Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS)—can feel overwhelming when you are also trying to treat patients and run an efficient clinic. We’ve got you in mind. Our Product Compliance Team works tirelessly to monitor these programs and provide updates to Agility to help support your clinic’s compliance with existing and ever-changing regulatory requirements that affect your EMR.
Agility has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification. Learn more here.
1 Facts about Joint Commission standards. (2016, March 25). Retrieved January 24, 2017, from www.jointcommission.org/facts_about_joint_commission_accreditation_standards/