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2018 updates for ICD-10 codes

CMS has released the 2018 ICD-10-CM codes to be used for discharges and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

The coding updates will be automatically pushed by gMed to the Diagnosis search engine and will be available in gGastro as of October 1, 2017No version upgrade is required.  

While the database search results will reflect the updates, any codes that are manually configured in gGastro user lists, or other areas, must be manually updated to reflect the correct codes.  Please refer to the CMS website for the full list of changes.

Compliance Update: Alternative Reporting Models

Here’s an update on some MIPS reporting rules for providers under certain Alternative Payment Models: 

Do I have to submit the measure data for Advancing Care Information Category measures if I am part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Tracks 1, 2 and 3)?

If you are part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Tracks 1, 2, and 3), you must submit ACI at the TIN level through group reporting.

What if my ACO does not successfully report quality measures through the CMS Web Interface?

While unlikely, since most ACOs successfully report quality measures through the CMS Web Interface, if you believe your ACO won’t report what it needs to under the Shared Savings Program, your group can submit quality data under your group’s TIN for the performance year under any of the MIPS standard reporting options.

If the ACO doesn’t meet its reporting requirements, CMS will look for and use any other quality data that may have been submitted. This means you can submit your quality data via gGastro eCQMs or via another route as a backup.

For further questions regarding APMs, group reporting, or ACOs, please visit or email

Here are some other CMS resources:

CMS Releases Lookup Tool to Help Clinicians Determine their MIPS Participation Status

Unsure of your participation status in MIPS? The CMS Quality Payment Program website has an interactive tool clinicians can use to determine if they should participate in the MIPS track of the Quality Payment Program in 2017.

The CMS tool can be found on the Quality Payment Program website.

For more information, contact CMS Quality Payment Program directly at 1-866-288-8292 email

View our gKiosk Webinar!

Did you miss the gKiosk webinar? Well, you’re in luck! You can view our most recent gKiosk webinar by clicking LEARN MORE.

Recorded on Thursday, May 25, 2017,  this webinar covers:

  • How patients can update their information and sign forms fast on an iPad,
  • How staff can easily review & accept all patient-entered data,
  • Increased staff productivity by eliminating excessive data entry,
  • Improved patient flow while reducing data entry errors


gGastro 4.62 Release Information

We are very excited to announce the release of gGastro and gPM versions 4.62!

An added feature in the 4.62 release is the MIPS Scorecard. The embedded scorecard shows how you or your group are performing in MIPS and aims to provide a single MIPS composite score. Click here to read the MIPS feature guide.

4.62 Release Overviews
Please review the Release Overviews for a summary of all the exciting new enhancements now available, or refer to the full Release Notes for more detailed information by clicking the links below.

4.62 gGastro Release Overview
4.62 gGastro Release Notes

4.62 gPM Release Overview
4.62 gPM Release Notes

What’s New Videos:
4.62 What’s New Videos

Please click here to schedule your upgrade to gGastro 4.62.

We plan on updating our Cloud clients to the latest build of gGastro 4.62 on
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Sunday, May 14, 2017.
**Note: The gGastro Cloud environment will be unavailable both days.

If you have any questions, please contact

gGastro C-CDA data submissions to OneHealthPort

gMed has completed the testing with OneHealthPort and confirmed the support of gGastro
C-CDA data submissions to the CDR.

The OneHealthPort Clinical Data Repository (CDR) is the Washington State Health Authority’s clinical data repository for Medicaid patients.  For more information about OneHealthPort, please visit the website:

OneHealthPort provides several options for secure transport of the C-CDAs to the CDR. gGastro clients will need to use the Direct Method to submit their C-CDAs.

Please download instructions on how to provide the C-CDAs to OneHealthPort.