Dr. Sue Kressly's Corner

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Diagnostic Test Results Scope and Data Maintenance
Office Practicum is committed to patient safety. This commitment guides us in determining the Best Practices we establish and follow regarding information that OP software displays to clinical staff. This includes the results of diagnostic tests. Di...
Specialty Growth Curves
Specialty Growth Charts Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP Medical Director, OP I often get questions from our users (and OP Support often receives requests we cannot fulfill) about why OP 14 doesn’t have additional growth curves for conditions or sy...
Office Practicum and Bright Futures Handouts
Office Practicum and Bright Futures Handouts Often pediatric practices ask Office Practicum (OP) how the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) handouts are updated. It’s important to understand at the outset what Bright Futures is. Launched by...
Implications of Changing QIC Reports
Implications of Changing QIC Reports Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP Medical Director, OP Periodically, it becomes necessary to make adjustments to the reports contained in the Quality Improvement Calculator (QIC). This occurs for various reasons: sometim...
The Importance of Finalizing Notes in a Timely Fashion
The Importance of Finalizing Notes in a Timely Fashion Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP Medical Director, OP Providers often ask me why it’s important to finalize notes in the EHR or what the industry standard is. There are four main reasons to fin...
Approaching Care Plans
The purpose of this document is to guide practices in a stepwise, thoughtful process of identifying and articulating what they would like to accomplish with a care plan before building a care plan. Ideally, care plans should follow evidence-based gu...
Payer Audits: Be Prepared!
Being prepared for the eventuality that you will be audited by a payer, decreases practice stress and the risk of takebacks. Here is a checklist of what every practice should do to be prepared: Make sure ALL of your providers understand coding Bes...
Maximizing Diagnoses on Claims: Overview and FAQ
Maximizing Diagnoses on Claims: Overview and FAQ Traditionally medical practices were taught to only report ICD diagnoses that were explicitly related to the reason for the visit. As payers have begun to risk adjust patients, they are looking to ha...
Badge Counts and Alerts
This article is meant to clarify how the alerts and badge counts currently work in Office Practicum, and explain why, when relevant.  Alert Bar (Main Navigation Panel) Practice Level Global Information The “Alert Bar” pinned to...
Vaccine Immunity Medical Perspective: What Really Constitutes Immunity?
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