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The Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (CMS-9115-F) is here. Its purpose is to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. More specifically, hospitals, including psychiatric hospitals and CAHs, are required to send electronic patient event notifications of a patient’s admission, discharge, and/or transfer (ADT) to another healthcare facility or to proactively reach out to their patients to ensure proper follow-up care after a medical emergency.
As requested by select participants, Healthix has become a facilitator of delivering these ADT events via Direct Standard Protocols. Providers involved in a patient’s care, whether they are Healthix participating practices or not, will receive these event notifications from Healthix Participating Hospitals (see listing below). It is important to understand that Healthix does not generate these alerts, nor does it select which providers receive them. This information comes from our hospital partners.
Did you receive an event notification in error? Sometimes physician directories, such as the CMS NPPE NPI Directory may not have up-to-date or correct physician information. If you have received a transmission, but are not the intended recipient, please note that any dissemination, disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of the communication containing PHI is strictly prohibited. Please immediately contact the hospital sender (not Healthix) by telephone and/or email, delete and destroy the original message, any attachments, and copies.
Why am I getting so many ADT notifications? Healthix is a conduit or pipeline between the hospital facility and the provider. We do not generate these events – that comes from the information the patient gives to hospital staff once they are admitted, discharged or transferred to another healthcare facility. Healthix recommends that you contact the sending hospital for any questions about the volume of these notifications.
Learn more: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/interoperability-and-patient-access-fact-sheet
Healthix Participating Hospitals
Bellevue Hospital Center
Coney Island Hospital
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Harlem Hospital Center
Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital
Interfaith Medical Center
Jacobi Medical Center
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Kings County Hospital Center
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
Long Island Community Hospital
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Nassau University Medical Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
Queens Hospital Center
Richmond University Medical Center
South Nassau Communities Hospital Off-Campus Emergency Department
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital So Shore
Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center