In a world where technology drives operational efficiency, why do hospice IDG meetings feel like a labor of love?

Most hospices operate with electronic medical records to speed up the flow of information, improve cross-functional collaboration and take advantage of alerts and warnings that are guardrails for compliance. While all of these things dramatically uplift operations from the era of paper charting, managing IDG meetings are often laborious and require cumbersome and lengthy tasks and processes to meet the CMS requirements.

The regulations say that hospice interdisciplinary groups must review, revise and document the patient’s plan of care as their condition requires but no less than every 15 days.

For most hospices the process of preparing for these meetings, organizing charts and reviewing notes is a monstrous task.

And while software systems do a great job of organizing patient information and clinical documentation so that hospices can easily electronically bill and get reimbursed, the functionality around IDG is often lacking. For many organizations, they are still printing out documents to be manually signed or printing out patient lists and even chart details to easily reference medications, visit frequencies and other relevant information. There is no perfect process and many have become really efficient at their inefficient processes.

But what if there is a better way? What would it mean to your organization if you could reduce your IDG meeting time by 40% or better? Think of all the staff involved and how their time could be spent elsewhere and what the result would be for your organization? Perhaps this translates to more patient visits with the staff you currently have.

Curantis Solution Hospice Software

Curantis Solutions is here for you.

Curantis Solutions has revolutionized the IDG workflow. We truly automate your meeting unlike any other software in the market. If your IDG meeting process doesn’t include these things, you could be missing out on major efficiency gains that will translate to time and money spent elsewhere.

All information is accessible in one place. We bring all information together in one place allowing clinicians to easily review their patients before the meeting to add any additional notes that may be pertinent.

Meeting check-in streamlines the process. A simple check-in process identifies all participants present and what their roles are in the meeting.

See the most relevant information for each patient. Assessment and care plan information flows into the IDG meeting so you can review the most relevant information with easy access to historical information.

Update the patient’s chart in real time. Whatever actions you take in the meeting (ie. recertify, approve or change meds, change visit frequencies) you can do it with the click of a button.

Electronically sign all documentation. An electronic signature process allows clinicians to sign for all of their patients either individually or altogether at one time.

Close and append meeting information to each patient’s chart. The medical director signs and closes the meeting and an IDG report is created and attached to each patient’s chart.

No additional work is needed outside of the EHR workflow. The beautiful part is when you’re done, you’re done! No additional work is needed after the meeting!

Summary

Keeping up with regulatory changes, staffing needs and timely billing is enough to manage. IDG meetings shouldn’t be wrought with inefficient, piecemeal processes when the very premise of technology is to save you time and create convenience.

Curantis Solutions is committed to advancing care and operational efficiencies through innovation for hospice and palliative care providers.

Schedule a demo to see for yourself how efficient IDG meetings can be!