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New Medical Record System & Message Portal Effective January 1, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2019, there was a change in our electronic medical record (EMR) system.

The change applies to the following doctor and practitioners:

Kalpana (Rose) Kumar, M.D.
Aimee Brown, LAc
Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, RM
Eric Ehrke, LCSW, LMFT
David Johnson, CCH
Boris Matthews, Ph.D., LCSW
Maryanne Riege, CHHC
Tammy Winkleman, LMT, RN

This change DOES NOT apply to Dr. Kocourek who continues to use EPIC and the MyChart messaging system.

The new EMR is called Practice Fusion; its messaging feature is called Patient Portal. We would encourage you to use the Patient Portal – it is a secure and efficient way to communicate with your provider, however, it remains your choice. In early January, patient/clients with scheduled appointments in 2019, were sent an email invitation to join the Patient Portal. If you would like to participate and have not received that email message, please call our office at 262.695.5311 we will be happy to send an invitation immediately.

Once you receive the email invitation, follow the instructions to set up your Patient Portal access.

After you have set up your Portal you may send messages to your doctor or practitioner by:

  • Going to your homepage – on the left side you have a list of options – Choose messages
  • Click on the orange New Message tab.
  • You will find a drop-down at the top – choose your provider there.
  • The box underneath is your subject – type a few words describing your issue.
  • Below the subject box, you’ll find a box that allows you to type a complete message about your medical need/question.
  • Once complete, click the send button found at the bottom.

DO NOT USE THE PATIENT PORTAL TO SEND EMERGENT OR URGENT MESSAGES – Always call our office at 262.695.5311 if you need immediate assistance or care.

Your provider’s response will be found under the Messages tab of your home page
When a provider message has been posted, an alert will appear right on the Messages tab. Please allow a day or two for your provider to respond – doctors/practitioners see patients throughout the day and address messages as they are able.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Dr. Kumar Insurance Status 2019

Dear Patient of The Ommani Center,

I am sending you this letter to inform you of some changes that are underway at The Ommani Center.  Early this Fall I became aware that Health Care mandates that begin on January 1, 2019 will make it nearly impossible for private practitioners in Primary Care to survive independently.  I had a difficult decision to make between closing The Ommani Center next year or going out of network to stay open and continue to provide the state of the art Integrative and Internal Medicine care that I have provided for the past 30 years, nearly 18 at The Ommani Center.  

As you all know our insurance system continues to financially squeeze patients and primary care physicians.  Their profit margin has relied on this practice for decades. More physicians are going out of network with their services and on January 1, 2019, an unprecedented number will leave most insurance plans.  After reviewing the charges for office visits in our area by both out of network physicians and alternative practitioners, I have arrived at a lower price point for my patients who I am committed to continuing to serve.  

I will be out of network for all insurance plans starting on January 1, 2019.  I will be able to accept payment by Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Savings Accounts, as well as direct pay.   For those of you who have out of network benefits, I would be happy to provide a diagnostic code for your office visit so you can submit your invoice and receive reimbursement for your office visit.  

With most of my patients seeing me face to face approximately three times per year, this would be affordable by most.  

In this manner, I can continue to provide excellent and heart felt care to my beloved patients and with your continued support, keep The Ommani Center open.

I/we are committed to serving our community with integrity to keep the Soul of Medicine alive in these changing times.

Please consider referring your friends and family for individualized, integrative and humanistic medical care that is state of the art and evidence based.  

As I have developed an evidence based protocol for bio-identical hormone balance that is time tested on tens of thousands of patients, I am excited to present this to a larger community of midlife men and women as a focus that The Ommani Center excels in.

My dream is to have The Ommani Center be the model for the future of health care.  We are already a learning center for conscious and healthy lifestyle where health, vitality and disease reversal is the norm.

I thank you for your continued love and support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Rose Kumar M.D.

 

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