Please read these details on a temporary change in service hours for the Decedent Care Team, clarification on decedent care duties, and other reminders about Decedent Care Services (DCS). DCS can be reached by phone at 919-966-4491 or by paging 2164236.
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Employee teams were invited to decorate the Christmas trees in the lobbies of UNC Hospitals. The winners were announced last week.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, UNC Senior Alliance, our Accountable Care Organization (ACO), will be responsible for the total cost of care for approximately 24,000 attributed Medicare beneficiaries in the Triangle and Caldwell service areas, regardless of where they receive care.
Learn more about Fidelity during one-on-one appointments and education sessions on Dec. 19.
Please read these important Nursing Policy Updates effective December 2016.
The December edition discusses: the implementation of the Medicare Quality Payment Program at UNC Health Care; observation services; Office of Inspector General (OIG) work plan items relevant to providers; UNC Medical Center's Overlapping and Concurrent Surgery policy; and the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.
To ensure our data and information remain secure, starting in December 2016, employees' UNC Health Care domain account passwords will begin expiring on an annual basis. Your UNC Health Care domain account is the account used for logging-in to Epic@UNC, LMS and your '@unchealth.unc.edu' email. You will be notified in several ways before your password expires. But we encourage everyone to proactively update their password at a convenient time using the steps outlined at this Intranet link. Don't wait for your password to expire!
If another provider in your department/specialty has saved an Order Set that you would like to regularly use, follow the steps in this Tip Sheet (also attached) to add the Order Set as one of your ‘Favorites.’
REMINDER for Outpatient providers, staff: Updated Falls Risk Assessment and new Best Practice Advisory
On Dec. 15, 2016, outpatient providers and staff will see updates in Epic@UNC to help them better identify and manage patients at risk for falls. Inpatient users are not affected. Review the screenshots, tip sheets, and training resources available (including a recording of the recent WebEx session) to help prepare for these changes at this Intranet link.
VA coverage and a non-VA coverage may not exist on the same account. View details about when to apply VA coverage, and screenshots of error messages that will appear if it is applied incorrectly beginning Monday, Dec. 19.
The Code Sepsis team is grateful to the latest Sepsis Stars, who were instrumental in delivering the sepsis bundle to patients in their care this fall. Please see which of your colleagues are Sepsis Stars.
Because of the Christmas holiday, we will distribute Employee News Online next Wednesday, Dec. 21. Please submit any news/information you need to share through next week's issue by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. Additionally, Employee News Online will not run the week between Christmas and New Year's. After the Dec. 21 issue, the next issue will be Jan. 5.
Jane Giang, the Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in the Hepatology Clinic at UNC Hospitals, captured the attention of Frontline Medical News at her recent poster presentation during The Liver Meeting, the annual national meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease.
Through two kindness initiatives -- "Scatter Kindness. Watch it Grow." and "Twelve Days of Christmas Kindness" -- 7 Neurosciences has been raising spirits this holiday season.