ADT Notifications2021-05-07T16:01:04-04:00

Interoperability and Patient Access Rule – ADT Notifications

The New CMS Condition of Participation Requires Hospitals to Share E-Notifications

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What Does ADT Mean?

           What does this new rule mean for hospitals?

ADT stands for admission, discharge and transfer. Having information and notifications on patients’ ADT’s are critical for providers in order to enable seamless, coordinated patient care.

CMS’s announcement on March 9th of new Admit, Discharge, and Transfer Electronic Notifications Conditions of Participation has left many wondering, what does this mean for hospitals? What needs to be done in order to become compliant by the May 1, 2021 deadline?

Below is a quick summary of the rule and a compliance checklist to help answer those questions.

Rule Overview & Facts About ADTs

New CMS Condition of Participation requires all hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and critical access hospitals utilizing an electronic medical records system or other electronic administrative systems, which is conformant with the content exchange standard HL7 v2.5.1 to make a reasonable effort to send real-time electronic notifications:

  • At: the point of inpatient and observation admission, discharge, transfer and at emergency department presentation or discharge
  • To: every patient’s established PCP, established primary care practice group or entity, other practitioners/practice groups/entities identified by the patient as primarily responsible for his or her care, and applicable post-acute providers who need to receive notification for treatment, care coordination, or quality improvement purposes
  • Containing: at a minimum patient name, treating practitioner name, and sending institution name
Route: The Simplest, Most Comprehensive Solution to Guarantee Electronic Patient Event Notifications are Processed in a Secure and Compliant Manner

Built on PatientPing’s trusted national e-notifications network, Route alleviates hospitals’ compliance IT and data-sharing burdens. Route seamlessly delivers e-notifications to providers as identified by patients as well as to requesting community provider groups. Route manages all the complexities involved with sending required e-notifications, from executing data share agreements with all e-notification recipients, to managing and executing the frequent, real-time changes to a diverse array of patient roster types to track patient/provider attribution.

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“Choosing PatientPing as our vendor to ensure compliance with the CMS e-notifications CoP was an obvious choice for our team, as we’ve seen how critical these notifications are to improving care coordination, enhancing value-based care initiatives, and most importantly, transforming patient outcomes. PatientPing offers our clinical team increased IT operational efficiency to facilitate new levels of visibility and improved care.”

— Valerie Leschber, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Cone Health