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Health Event Notifications, Interoperability

Ready to Meet the New CMS Final Ruling Deadline? An Overview of ADT Notifications

In An Already Challenging Healthcare Environment, Electronic ADT (Admission, Discharge, and Transfer) Notifications Are More Critical Than Ever Brenda Hopkins, J2 Chief Health Information Officer, recently authored a number of blogs where she outlined how the current pandemic and new compliance requirements bring communication and interoperability challenges to the forefront of healthcare. These blogs reinforced […]

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Healthcare Fax, Interoperability

How Healthcare Technology Can Help Physician Clinics Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic

While all healthcare providers have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, physician practices may be suffering most of all. Among employed physicians, which constitute just over one-half of all providers, service volumes measured by relative value units dropped 5% from January-October 2020, compared to the previous year. Consequently, net revenue per physician is down […]

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Health Event Notifications, Interoperability

Industry Commentary: Effective Communication Key To Improving Care Coordination During Transitions

By Bevey Miner, Health IT Strategy/Chief Marketing Officer for J2 Global Cloud Services Research shows that when a hospital transfers a patient to a long term post-acute care (LTPAC) facility – such as a skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehab facility, assisted living or home health agency – the data sharing between providers often involves the […]

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Health Event Notifications, Interoperability

Use Upcoming ADT Rule to Rethink Your Care Game

Although the timing may still be up in the air, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and other post-acute care and Long-Term Care providers should be preparing for a deluge of ADT notifications from hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring that hospitals provide admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) notifications to post-acute care […]

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Interoperability

How Providers Can Use Social Determinants of Health to Improve Patient Care

When Louisiana established its Permanent Supportive Housing program in 2008 to help reduce homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization, an independent analysis found something startling. For all of the people housed under this program, Medicaid acute-care costs fell by an average of 24% over time.1 In other words, regardless of the specific medical conditions of these individuals, […]

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Health Event Notifications, Interoperability

How Post-Acute Facilities Can Improve Workflows and Patient Care Coordination

From a care-coordination standpoint, it would be ideal if a patient’s entire healthcare journey took place in a single location. The patient’s primary care physician could take an elevator to the surgical floor and speak directly with that team about the unique circumstances of the patient’s upcoming procedure. After surgery, the acute-care staff could walk […]

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