Problem Mapping Tool 101

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Webcast details

This webcast is designed to prepare clients to begin using the Problem Mapping Tool as required for upgrade to Enterprise 11.4. We will discuss Medcin to IMO mapping as well as provide a detailed explanation of all associated terminology and functionality. This webcast will also include a live demonstration of the PMT.

Presented: Friday, August 9, 2013

Presenters: Rita Owens and Becky Matias

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Q: How many certified coders should I assign to this project? A: That is a great question. As a matter of fact the Galen folks had that same first thought. However, we realize that is not the best approach. Think for a moment about what we are actually doing here. We are mapping clinical terms. The first 2 levels of mapping are all about Provider friendly terms. This is not a conversion from ICD9 to ICD10, but rather a conversion from Medcin to IMO. The last level of required mapping pertains to Charge specifically and you will need to engage your Billing manager, but even that person does not need to be a Certified Coder.

Q: How long does it take to do the Mapping? A: There is no easy way to answer that. It is truly client specific, based on organization workflows, current LIVE modules, etc. At a very minimum, you can expect 100 to 120 of “fingers to keyboard” mapping time.

Q: We are not LIVE with Careguides and Notes yet. Do we still have to take those updates you were referring to? A: No you can wait and do this after your upgrade to 11.4 or 11.4.1.

Q: I have a group that didn't like the Medcin term wording and is still not liking the IMO. They are telling me for instances, CXR Lungs Multiple Pulmonary Nodules Medcin does not map to the IMO selections bc they say the Medcin is wrong in the first place and they say that the IMO should say with or with out nodules. I am not sure exactly what to tell them. Just be as generic as possible? A: These will be the options they have after go live and for mapping. It might make more sense for them to convert these after upgrade…patient by patient as they are seen in the future. File:Problemmappingtoolqa.JPG

Q: So, can you recommend if they don't know what they want to map to and it could be different per patient to leave it unmapped? A: Yes

Q: If you do skip and the provider assess on a patient and they map, does that only map for that patient? It is correct if an unmapped problem is converted? A: Yes, only that patient will be affected.

Q: Do you want to run the frequency script multiple times or is one time good enough? A: Once to start and depending on Go-Live date and how far from initial run, you will want to do it once again.