ADT Reports: Frequently Asked Questions
While many were focused on COVID-19 response preparations, CMS published the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule on May 1, 2020.
As part of the rule, CMS modified its Conditions of Participation (CoPs) to require hospitals, including psychiatric hospitals and CAHs, to send electronic patient event notifications of a patient’s ADTs to the primary care provider identified by the patient and any applicable post-acute providers caring for the patient. This policy goes into effect on May 1, 2021.
This data sharing has improved patient care and provider collaboration across our region by working through your workflows and existing EHRs. It’s one of the many pioneering health data solutions QHN provides.
QHN has created reports to assist hospitals in reporting on the ADT Notifications sent. If you would like to receive these reports ongoing, please contact your QHN Community Advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 “We are finalizing 42 CFR 482.24(d)(5), 482.61(f)(5), and 485.638(d)(5) requirements that the hospital’s system send notifications to the following recipients as applicable: the patient’s established primary care practitioner; the patient’s established primary care practice group or entity; or other practitioners or practice groups or entities, identified by the patient as the practitioner, or practice group or entity, primarily responsible for his or her care.” Page 314 of CMS-9115-F
2 page 334 of CMS-9115-F
3 page 337 of CMS-9115-F