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Let's start at the very beginning. You may be asking, "What is CalAIM?" As a refresher, CalAIM, also known as California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, is a multi-year process led by the California Department of Health Care Services which began on January 1st, 2022. The goal of this plan is to improve the quality of life and health of Medi-Cal enrollees.

If you’re looking for more information about the CalAIM initiative, visit our CalAIM Compliance and Support page for the most up-to-date information, and check out another helpful blog post with everything you need to know

Exym has spent the last several months observing and learning more about CalAIM in order to update our software accordingly. We are excited to share some exciting improvements coming soon: 

1. A new form builder that will allow customers to create better forms and documents, such as assessments and outcome measures. 

2. The CalAIM-required Problem List feature will give customers the following capabilities: 

  • View problems while completing a note 

  • Add problems to the list from a note 

  • Manage data in Problem List tables 

  • Include newly created diagnoses in the Problem List 

The Problem List feature will be available on July 1st. For the form builder, we are tentatively looking at an ETA of October 1st, but will keep you posted on any changes to that date. 

We have tried to anticipate any questions you may have in our CalAIM FAQ document below, but if you need any assistance, please reach out to Exym Customer Support at (714) 657-3500. 


Frequently Asked Questions About CalAIM and SNOMED

(Q) Where can I learn more about CalAIM?
(A) Watch this video to learn more.

(Q) Will Exym keep me compliant with the July 1, 2022 launch?
(A) Yes, Exym has made the changes to keep California customers compliant.

(Q) Where can I find an overview of the CalAIM initiatives?
(A) Here’s a link to the CalAIM initiatives.

(Q) Will users be able to update the Problem List directly from the Activity view?
(A) Yes, users will be able to update the Problem List Directly from the Activity view.

(Q) Can I search for problems using the SNOMED CT code system?
(A) Yes, you can search for problems using the SNOMED CT code system in compliance with interoperability standards. The Problem List is SNOMED CT driven.

(Q) Do I need to know SNOMED CT codes to search for problems?
(A) No, you do not need to know SNOMED CT codes to search for problems. Your experience will be the same as searching for a diagnosis. You do not need to know the exact code.

(Q) What updates can I expect to the Problem List functionality?
(A) The Problem List will become the main point of focus under the Note Information section of activities.

(Q) Do I need to register for a special license to use SNOMED CT codes?
(A) Yes, you may need to register for a special license to use SNOMED CT CODES. See the below guide on how to apply for a SNOMED CT license.

(Q) Can admin users restore or purge problems added for a client?
(A) Yes, admin users can restore or purge problems added for clients.

(Q) Can I add a new diagnosis directly to the problem list?
(A) Yes, you can add a new diagnosis directly to the Problem List.

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Jesse Collier
Post by Jesse Collier
May 30, 2023