KHIE---At Your Service
KHIE can help your hospital meet the new CMS requirement for electronic Patient Event Notification Condition of Participation (CoP). KHIE offers this service free to KHIE Participants.
In a continued effort to support its Participants, KHIE is prepared to serve as an intermediary support for those hospitals seeking to meet the new CMS requirements for the CoP Hospital Electronic Patient Event Notifications.
KHIE is the logical choice for meeting your needs, as most hospitals in Kentucky are already participating with KHIE and contributing admit, discharge, and transfer (ADT) messages to the Health Information Exchange. KHIE is in a unique position to meet
the needs of both the 'sending' hospitals and the 'receiving' Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and the post-acute care providers (PACs) that the hospitals are required to notify.
The final rule was effective May 1, 2021. With the intent to improve care coordination, the rule required hospitals (including psychiatric and critical access hospitals) with an EHR to send electronic patient event notifications making PCPs and PACS aware when patients are admitted, discharged, or transferred from a hospital's Inpatient Services or Emergency Department (ED).
If you participate in Medicare or Medicaid and have an electronic system, this new notification requirement applies to you. You must use reasonable efforts to send real-time notifications, directly or through an intermediary such as KHIE, to the patient's PACS and PCPs.