ADT Notifications2020-10-01T15:31:10+00:00

Interoperability and Patient Access Rule

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

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What does this new rule mean for hospitals?

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.

Summary of the New Rule

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

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“Hospitals will need the ability to manage and respond to all these different requests… it could quickly become overwhelming and they must prepare to minimize administrative and technical burdens associated with being in compliance.”
– Dr. John Glaser, Former CIO & CEO

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