The deadline to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Interoperability and Patient Access Rule Electronic Event Notifications Condition of Participation was May 1, 2021. In short, the rule requires hospitals to send admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications to patients’ other healthcare providers. The intent was to promote care coordination and value-based care, but for some, the rule has meant more work and red tape, while resources are low in part due to the continuing pandemic.
Bamboo Health’s Manager of Government Affairs breaks down the current implications of the rule as well as what it could forecast for the future of healthcare interoperability. Plus, we’ll help navigate CMS’s Interpretive Guidance for the rule, particularly regarding what hospitals need to know about “reasonable effort” and “making every attempt possible” to achieve compliance.