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.
To reduce the burden of fulfilling these requirements, CMS’s final rule explicitly recognizes the ability of a third-party or intermediary to facilitate the patient event notifications on behalf of hospitals. Learn how CarePort is uniquely positioned to help.