ICD-10 code updates effective October 1, 2016

2017 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code updates go into effect October 1, 2016.

gGastro’s ICD-10 Codes Search feature references the Health Language search engine. gMed received the updates provided by Health Language and has published the codes to the application as of October 1, 2016 .

Please note: any retired or modified codes that may be part of the customized user list configuration will have to be manually updated by each organization. Users with appropriate permissions can edit the existing codes or add new codes to their user lists / favorites as necessary.

For help on updating your user list items reach out to gsupport@modmed.com.

CPT code updates effective January 1, 2017

The American Medical Association has published new guidance on CPT codes for 2017. The gMed team is in the process of reviewing and incorporating the necessary changes into the application. We expect the code updates to become available to all gMed clients without a need for an upgrade.

The CPT codes database, as well as the coding logic engine which drives the automatically generated CPT codes for the GI procedures, are centrally hosted by gMed and should be updated January 1, 2017.

Upon completion of the review, the gMed product team will share a summary of the most impactful changes to the GI codes to help you prepare for the transition.

For questions reach out to gsupport@modmed.com.

gGastro Version 4.60 Release Notes

We are very excited to announce the release of gGastro version 4.60.

Please review the release notes, which contain information about all of the new features and efficiencies in 4.60, by following the links below.


Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

As of the 4.60 release, gGastro has obtained EPCS certification from Surescripts, which allows the electronic sending of controlled substance prescriptions to EPCS-enabled pharmacies. There is an identity verification and registration process required prior to EPCS being enabled in gGastro. If you are interested in using this feature, please reach out to the gMed Sales Team.             Continue reading

Microsoft to end support to older version of Internet Explorer on January 12, 2016

Microsoft to end support to older version of Internet Explorer on January 12, 2016

According to Microsoft, Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Running older versions of Internet Explorer after January 12, 2016 may expose you to potential risks, such as: security, compliance, lack of ISV support. Please plan to upgrade your Internet Explorer version.

Note that gGastro runs successfully on Internet Explorer 11, 10 and 9, however running versions other than 11 post January 12, 2016 may expose you to the above mentioned risks.

For more information, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support

Important: IP Address Range Announcement

gMed has recently expanded its corporate infrastructure. In an effort to maintain seamless connectivity for support, please verify that your infrastructure security is configured to allow traffic to and from the following additional IP address range: –

If necessary, please forward this request to your IT personnel, as they’ll need to verify this provision is in place before Monday, November 16, 2015.

gGastro Version 4.58 Release Notes

We are very excited to announce the release of gGastro version 4.58.

Please review the release notes, which contain information about all of the new features and efficiencies in 4.58, by following the links below.


gPortal got a whole new set of powerful feature additions as well as a complete visual makeover.

It can be customized with images and color schemes to better represent your practice. And it looks great on the patients’ mobile devices!

You will now be able to send gGastro generated documents, or scanned, imported or faxed documents from gGastro to the patient via gPortal. This can be done via Output Manager or directly from the document. Update requests can now include Review of Systems. They can also be accepted or denied in whole or by section. Patients will be able to select coded medications when filling out the update request on gPortal. Managing portal messages just got easier as well: a portal message can be filed without having to reply or task; replying to a portal message from a task will include the original message text so that you can maintain the full conversation trail with the patient, and portal message location can be easily updated.            

Pathology workflow and ADR report

Working with pathology results and related activities is an important part of any GI practitioner’s daily tasks. There are a number of important updates that will streamline some of the more commonly used areas, such as being able to access letters and GIQuIC or gQuality popups from the task related to any pathology result, whether it is received via interface, fax, scan or import. It is also possible to update the wording on the diagnostic study entry related to the pathology result. This wording will then reflect on the patient profile or the subsequent visit notes, helping you to review patient history more quickly.

Whether participating in GIQuIC or choosing to use the built-in gQuality reporting option, you can now run an Adenoma Detection Rate report straight from gGastro. As long as the pathology findings have been reflected in the GIQuIC/gQuality popup, the report will be able to provide accurate Adenoma Detection Rate.


GIQuIC reporting includes EGD as of release 4.58. There are also many efficiencies and automation in the collection of the data. For example, Indications are now mapped based on ICD code selection, so you don’t have to select a secondary GIQuIC specific wording for the indications; follow up interval is defaulted from the order created on the service; and complications can be mapped, so that the wording does not have to be an exact match to GIQuIC defined options.

Clinical Quality Measure additions

Two new  Clinical Quality Measures (CQM’s) were added to gGastro to help facilitate your Meaningful Use and PQRS reporting. Those measures are: Preventive care and screening: Tobacco use screening and cessation intervention and Pneumonia Vaccination status for older adults.


Interface related configurations and options have been brought together in a powerful gExchange module, which will allow gMed staff to implement and support interfaces in a more efficient way. This will also allow our clients’ super users to manage some of the settings independently without having to engage gMed.