CHIME and PatientPing Collaborate to Educate CHIME Membership About CMS’s New Patient Access and Interoperability Rule
Condition of Participation Requires Hospitals Share E-notifications by September 2020
ANN ARBOR, MI, March 25, 2020 – PatientPing, a national care collaboration platform, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) today announced a collaboration to inform CHIME’s membership and the digital healthcare community of the new e-notifications condition of participation (CoP). As outlined in federal rules released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 9, the new CoP will require hospitals to send e-notifications when patients have emergency department visits as well as when inpatient admission, discharge, and transfer events occur. The goal of the new CoP is to encourage information sharing and increase coordination across the care continuum to improve patient outcomes and lower costs.
“These are trying times for clinical and non-clinical health professionals. They are confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for new guidelines published by CMS and the ONC,” said Jay Desai, CEO of PatientPing. “We believe that CMS’s Condition of Participation for electronic notifications will meaningfully accelerate improvements in care coordination across the nation. We are excited to share our expertise with the CHIME community to help ensure its members meet the aggressive compliance deadline.”
CHIME members will receive educational programming co-hosted by CHIME and PatientPing, including an initial webinar detailing the immediate impacts of the rule with a focus on portions specific to the CoP. The webinar, Washington Debrief – New E-notifications Condition of Participation from CMS, is scheduled for noon EST Friday, March 27. The webinar will help hospital CIOs navigate the new CoP compliance requirements within the September 2020 deadline.
“Our members are tasked with implementing a number of new policies in companion rules released by CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT,” said Russell Branzell, CHIME President and CEO. “CHIME is committed to providing every resource available to help them meet these rules and give patients the best possible care across the care continuum.”
Through its suite of solutions, PatientPing helps its national network of providers improve care quality for patients while reducing unnecessary costs and readmissions. Over 6,000 hospitals, post-acute providers, ACOs, health plans and community physicians all use PatientPing to collaborate on patient care events across the healthcare continuum.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 3,200 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
PatientPing is a Boston-based care collaboration platform that reduces the cost of healthcare and improves patient outcomes by seamlessly connecting providers to coordinate patient care. The platform enables providers to collaborate on shared patients through a comprehensive suite of solutions and allows provider organizations, health plans, governments, individuals and the organizations supporting them to leverage this real-time data to reach their shared goals of improving the efficiency of our healthcare system. PatientPing is recognized as a High Performing Emerging Healthcare IT company by KLAS® Research. For more information, please visit www.patientping.com.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME