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The Role of HIEs

Interoperability & Patient Access Final Rule

The CMS Interoperability & Patient Access Final Rule includes a section that modifies the CoPs to include event notifications. Hospitals with an EHR, including critical access and psychiatric hospitals, are required to send electronic patient notifications for patient admissions, discharges and transfers to PCPs, physicians and post-acute providers and suppliers. Hospitals must comply with the updated CoPs by May 1, 2021.

Because hospitals may contribute their ADT feed to a health information exchange (HIE), hospitals seeking to comply with CMS’s new requirements may be wondering whether their participation in an HIE fulfills the updated CoPs. Ultimately, a hospital’s HIE may help with some patient event notification CoP requirements but cannot ensure compliance if they can only reach providers that subscribe to their alerting service. Learn why a third-party offering such as CarePort’s patient event notification solution, CarePort Interop, provides a more comprehensive solution.

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