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 qpp.cms.gov or email qpp@cms.hhs.gov.

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 QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

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 gsupport@modmed.com.

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: http://www2.modmed.com/e/27382/2017-02-16/78jhnd/1037694747.

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. 

Upcoming Changes to our Support Center

We are excited to announce that gMed is in the process of updating our client support center and knowledge base to create a new client success hub.

Just as you implemented our technologies in your practice with the goal to increase efficiencies and enhance the patient experience, gMed is working toward a similar objective to increase our efficiencies by streamlining our internal systems, which includes an update to our client support center.

What is changing?
Starting in January, our support center will change its interface as we update our case submission process.

  • We will have a new platform for you to submit and keep track of your support cases.  During this initial phase, you will be directed to a new support center from the current Zoho Support Portal to submit support cases.  This will require a new login to submit a case.
  • Please look for a separate email from no.reply@modmed.com with your login information to the updated support center in order to submit a support case.
  • Our Knowledge Base, where you currently access self-service articles and information, will remain on the same platform, Zoho Support Portal, with the same login credentials you currently use.

How will this benefit gMed clients?
While we update our client support center, we ask for your patience.  When complete, the gMed Client Success Community will provide an avenue where clients can discuss, post, vote, and promote new product enhancements, get details on their support cases, and exchange ideas about gMed products and services, all in one place.

gGastro Version 4.61 Release Notes

We are very excited to announce the release of gGastro version 4.61.

Please review the release notes, which contain information about all of the new features and efficiencies in 4.61, by following the links below.



gKiosk is intended to improve the patient check in process at your practice. This product allows patients to update personal information and medical history, as well as electronically sign consent forms, through an iPad app when they arrive for their appointment, removing the need for paper forms. The information will automatically update within gGastro, alleviating the need for staff to manually update. If you are interested in using this feature, please reach out to the gMed Sales Team.             Continue reading