IMA Hypertension Pathway:
Nurse blood pressure checks:
- Use ".BPCHECK" to add instructions in the body of your note
- Order future BMP if labs are indicated
- Check "Nurse Visit/BP check" in .CHECKOUT Patient Instructions, appointment must be scheduled at the front desk.
Note: If you want to use a telephone call or MyChart message to document home blood pressure readings yourself, see “Documentation of Home BP Readings” under Docs —> Tip Sheets
IMA Hypertension Clinic:
In person visit with PharmD or NP for more complex patients in need of in person management or who are not eligible for remote patient monitoring. Inform patient they will be seeing a team member for intensive monitoring and management of their blood pressure, but they will still see PCP for other medical issues. Place order "Referral to IMA Hypertension."
Home BP Check:
If your patient has a home BP monitor and would benefit from a home BP check, please send an in-basket message or route your chart to P IMA Hypertension with .homebpcheckinstructions in the body of your note.
Remote Patient Monitoring:
For patients who are good candidates for blood pressure remote patient monitoring (RPM) send a referral directly to the Condition Management Department via order "Referral to Condition Management Department" in Epic. An MSHP patient navigator or pharmacist will outreach the patient within 24-48 hours. Patients with Medicare dual coverage will likely have no cost sharing; patients with Healthfirst Medicaid are eligible with no cost sharing. If a patient ultimately declines to enroll in RPM, the MSHP navigators should offer the patient an IMA HTN clinic appointment.
Home BP Monitors:
All patients with hypertension or elevated in office blood pressure should have a valid, home monitor. For those not eligible for RPM, you can e-fax an order for a valid home blood pressure monitor with the steps in the tip sheet "Integra HBPM instructions" (search in app).
Please be sure to include your name, credential, and NPI in the letter. If you have an electronic signature and are able to sign your note and add your NPI within EPIC, you can route it directly to the DME Vendor. Under search contacts, look for "Integra Partners Medical Supply" and send your DME request directly from EPIC.
If you do not have an electronic signature, print the letter, sign it + NPI and leave it in the faxing outbox. The team will submit it to the DME vendor, Integra. All providers should have an electronic signature. If you are missing yours, let Dr. Bryant know and she can show how to create one or direct you to an administrator that can assist.
The patient will receive a call to coordinate getting their monitor within a few weeks from a pharmacy their order was matched with (handled by Integra).
Please direct follow up order questions to P IMA Hypertension
- Aetna Better Health
- Affinity Health Plan
- Anthem/Empire BCBS
- BCBS WNY/HealthNow
- Empire BCBS Healthplus (Anthem)
- BrightHealth Plan
- Emblem (GHI/HIP)
- Fidelis Care
- HealthCare Partners IPA NY
- Independent Health
- MetroPlus Health Plan
- Montefiore CMO + HMO
- Partners Health Plan
- Senior Whole Health