Integration streamlines transmission of electronic patient event notifications to
CarePort’s national network of post-acute providers, physicians, and suppliers
BOSTON — January 28, 2021 — CarePort, powered by WellSky®, a market leader in care transitions, today announced that its interoperability solution, CarePort Interop, is now available within the Epic App Orchard marketplace. CarePort Interop satisfies the patient event notification requirement in the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and this end-to-end integration allows providers to comply with the Medicare CoPs by the April 30, 2021 deadline.
Through CarePort’s integration with Epic’s electronic health record (EHR), acute care providers can now access CarePort Interop directly from the patient record, leveraging FHIR APIs to transfer information between the two applications to maintain patient context. Through existing networks and channels, CarePort Interop helps eliminate the need for new workflows and technology, and doesn’t require any onboarding for post-acute providers and physicians.
“Our integration with Epic allows hospitals to efficiently identify and notify post-acute providers, physicians, and suppliers within CarePort’s expansive national network, and easily send notifications regarding patient admissions, discharges, and transfers,” said Dr. Lissy Hu, CEO and founder of CarePort. “This goes beyond simply complying with CMS’s new requirements. Notably, the new integration also helps health systems by meeting them within their own familiar workflows, which is critical for streamlining care coordination processes and, ultimately, driving better outcomes.”
CarePort Interop leverages CarePort’s national database, which consists of more than 110,000 post-acute providers — including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and hospices — as well as 850,000 direct-enabled physicians on ONC-certified EHRs and suppliers including durable medical equipment (DME), infusion therapy, or home infusion therapy. More than 30% of hospital discharges to post-acute providers in the United States flow through the CarePort platform every year.
CMS’s patient event notification CoP requires all hospitals with an EHR to send electronic patient notifications for patient admissions, discharges, and transfers to post-acute providers, primary care providers, physicians, and suppliers. Hospitals that do not comply risk future Medicare funding. CarePort Interop is equipped to send real-time electronic patient event notifications to all in-network and out-of-network providers. These providers include post-acute facilities and suppliers that have recently treated the patient or to whom the patient is being discharged, as well as the physicians primarily responsible for the patient’s care — whether an established primary care provider or practice group or other practitioners such as endocrinologists or oncologists.
CarePort Interop is now available in the Epic App Orchard marketplace, and this is the third CarePort application listed in App Orchard. CarePort Guide and CarePort Transition Extender are also available within the marketplace. To learn more about CarePort Interop, please visit App Orchard or CarePortHealth.com.
About CarePort, powered by WellSky®
CarePort is the leading care coordination network with thousands of providers connected across the U.S. The end-to-end platform bridges acute and post-acute EHR data, providing visibility into the entire patient journey for providers, physicians, payers and ACOs. With CarePort, healthcare professionals can efficiently and effectively coordinate patient care to better track and manage patients as they move through the continuum. CarePort helps providers meet and comply with the patient event notification Condition of Participation, as part of the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, and the IMPACT Act. Read more about CarePort on careporthealth.com, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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