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Tech notes: Match meds to help improve Heart Failure Core Measure compliance

February 2013

Up to 90 percent of failures to meet the Heart Failure Core Measure result from a medication mismatch between the medications listed in the discharge summary and those listed on the After Visit Summary (AVS).

Here are two ways in Epic to avoid a medication mismatch.

  1. Use the default discharge summary template — IPMEDICINE DISCHARGE SUMMARY:TXT, 22886 and the “.dcmedlhs” link, which allows you to match the meds that will appear on the AVS.
  2. Right click on the green links and refresh the med list just prior to signing the document. If a new med arises after you have already signed the documents, you can create an addendum and refresh the med list to reflect any updates.

 

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