Astronaut now offers full integrated efficient medical billing for both inpatient and outpatient.
COVID-19 ICD/CPT Codes are now available in Astronaut.
If Positive use U07.1 as DX code.
If negative or Testing only use appropriate Z CODE as DX code.
Coding Rules for U07.1:
U07.1 should only be used for confirmed cases of COVID-19 with positive or presumptive-positive test results.
U07.1 should be sequenced first, followed by the appropriate codes for associated manifestations, except in the case of obstetrics patients
If COVID-19 is not confirmed or if testing is negative, the following Encounter Codes should be used:
Z11.59: Encounter for screening for other viral diseases
Asymptomatic, no known exposure, results unknown or negative
Z03.818: Encounter for observation for suspected exposure to other biological agents ruled out
Possible exposure to COVID-19, infection ruled out
Z20.828: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases
Contact with COVID-19, Suspected exposure
86328: Immunoassay for infectious agent antibody(ies), qualitative or semiquantitative, single step method (eg, reagent strip); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Coronavirus disease [COVID-19])
The Astronaut Electronic Health record experienced no downtime while continuing to serve patients during Hurricane Harvey. Astronaut EHR will continue to serve patients in the rebuilding effort.
Houston, Texas 07/04/2017
On this Independence Day Astronaut, LLC http://astronautvista.com announces the next level of freedom for Astronaut VistA: Full virtualization. All applications run in a browser.
“Nothing to install, nothing to maintain. It just works. Our #1 rated application runs in any browser.” Says Astronaut, LLC CEO Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS. “Our users are free to focus on patient care. No software installation is necessary, upgrades just happen. Total freedom. No maintenance headaches on staff, greater security, higher reliability, and faster responsiveness. This takes Astronaut VistA to the next level for all users and IT support staff. Poor local internet? No problem. Peculiar local security block? Still works.”
Astro-CPRS now simply runs through any browser with HTML5 support. Just point at a URL and login to Astro-CPRS, VistA Clinical Scheduling or Vitals. Nothing local to install. Upgrades are handled by Astronaut seamlessly.
“Nothing to install, nothing to maintain.”
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Astronaut, LLC http://astronautvista.com has many, many firsts in the VistA world including the first VistA in the cloud, the first automated VistA installer, and now the first fully virtualized, browser-based VistA application suite.
Figure: Astro-CPRS on an iPhone
Astronaut has a full set of standard Partial Hospitalization Program(PHP)/Community Mental Health Center(CMHC) templates available now.
“This is as close to turn-key as you can get. With a full set of standard PHP/CMHC templates ready to go you can get up and running with Astronaut very quickly and easily.” Says Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS. “People spend a lot of time and energy in PHP/CMHC’s moving around paper. Astronaut template driven notes keeps programs audit-ready, safer and more accurate while saving a lot of time and effort. This adds to our full set of clinically tested inpatient and outpatient note templates.”
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Astronaut has circulated an advanced, high efficiency CPRS screenshot. Unprecedented in VistA history, this version of CPRS demonstrates how far the technology can go.
“We’ve pushed the technology further than it has ever been before. With it we’ve seen more patients more efficiently and more accurately than ever before.” says Astronaut, LLC CEO Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS
The screenshot shows:
. Two sessions open to allow for multi-chart multi-tasking (interruptions, un-scheduled patients, out of order patients, ‘pauses’ in network, etc.)
. Patient picture.
. Modeless eRX window allowing fast context switch between notes and eRX. Takes advantage of larger displays. Opens automatically on chart open to reduce keyboarding burden.
. Previous/Next chart controls for list iteration.
. Icon showing attachment present such as PDF, etc. Graphic embedding allowed.
Not shown efficiency improvements:
. Orchestrated GUI scheduling.
. Effortless billing lists.
. Rocket Note.
. GUI Admission/Discharge/Transfer.
Astronaut Electronic Health Record users set a new speed record this week. The most patients seen in a single day and one week high totals occurred.
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