How to get credit for assessments within Elation

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Primary care practices participating in CPC+ are most likely familiar with the clinical quality measures (CQMs) addressing the two assessments the program focuses on to encourage preventative care. Despite this, many might not be aware that these assessments can be most easily documented within Elation’s EHR.

What are the two assessment measures?

The two assessment measures that are tracked for CPC+ are:

  1. Dementia: Cognitive Assessment
  2. Falls Screening for Future Fall Risk

How does documenting assessments help with your CPC+ performance?

Documenting these assessments within an EHR will help you make sure you get credit for these CQMs. At the same time, Elation has tools like Clinical Decision Support that can help you screen patients and provide preventative care. More specifically, these tools helps you keep track, identify and tailor treatment plans compared to paper documentation. Ultimately, all of these benefits will help you provide better quality care for your patients – a core focus of the CPC+ program.

How to document completion of Falls and Cognitive Assessments

  1. First, add a diagnosis to the patient’s problem list:

  1. Patients with dementia or at risk for falls will also receive a Clinical Decision Support alert if an assessment is due. This will appear at the top of the chart, and allow you to address the issue directly.

Alternatively, you can create any document that allows for document tags (Visit Note, Non-Visit Note, or Report) complete the assessment, and click the “+Tag” item at the bottom of the note, after clicking “+Tag,” search for the appropriate assessment and add it to the note.

To document an exclusion, Click +Tag at the bottom of a visit note, or other area where document tags can be added, and select one of the valid tags:

  • For Dementia: Severe Dementia, Palliative Care, or Hospice.
  • For Falls: Unable to Walk

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