New version of clinical decision support released

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Change Healthcare unveiled InterQual 2017 in early April, reflecting the latest version of the clinical decision support tool.

The update features a time-saving new product, Medicare Procedures powered by InterQual®, and a more efficient set of criteria, review, and other features that help boost decision-making, executives said.

“InterQual 2017 identifies the essence of what is needed to foster faster, safer, and better clinical decisions,” said Jackie Mitus, MD, General Manager & SVP, Decision Management, of Change Healthcare. “This year we're bringing more clinical intelligence, more automation, and more know-how to the forefront, all so the clinician can devote more time to direct patient care. That's at the heart of what we do.”

New features to InterQual Acute Adult is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' s geometric mean length of stay (GMLOS) data that provide a target length-of-stay for Medicare beneficiaries. New care planning criteria include the addition of new drugs, bringing the total to 156.

Updated InterQual Coordinated Care Content includes a new Opioid Risk Assessment screening tool.