Collective Medical, delivering the leading ADT-based network for real-time care collaboration, today announced an expanded product offering to ensure hospitals fully meet requirements under the new CMS Conditions of Participation as part of the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule.
The new rule updates existing conditions of participation (CoP) to require hospitals—including psychiatric and critical access hospitals—to send electronic patient event notifications of a patient’s admission, discharge and/or transfer (ADT) to post-acute providers and primary care providers. In response to the new ADT CoP, Collective has expanded its existing offerings to include a lightweight, cost-effective solution that ensures its hospital client partners are fully compliant with this new requirement—without the need for any additional intermediary service providers. Currently, hospitals must have a system implemented after the rule publishes on the federal register.
Uniquely, Collective’s solution does not require built-out network connectivity to every non-system entity and platform. Collective will deliver patient encounter notifications on behalf of the hospital to both directly- and indirectly-connected providers. Hospitals need only provide Collective with an ADT feed with required fields, including the name of the patient’s preferred provider, as recorded by the hospital registrar. Collective will then ensure timely notifications to appropriate providers through its proprietary nationwide Provider Directory Service.
Collective now connects patient data across all 50 states. Physicians, nurses and other care team members benefit from patient insights sourced from every state in the nation. Care teams across all points of care are served by the Collective platform, including those based in hospitals, ACOs, emergency departments, physician practices, long-term and post-acute care facilities and behavioral health practices.
Beyond simple alerts, the use of the ADT-based Collective platform is proven to significantly impact care delivery and patient outcomes. For example, according to a report published by the Oregon Health Leadership Council, use of Collective’s platform contributed to a statewide reduction in potentially avoidable ED visits from patients with patterns of high utilization by 11.2 percent across 2018. The OHLC also reported that in the same time period, visits within 90 days following an initial guideline fell by 31 percent.
“At Collective, we believe that real-time care coordination and interoperability are key ingredients to a seamless health care delivery system. This core focus drives every decision we make as an organization,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “We’re always focusing on ways to utilize rich clinical data assets—like our nationwide ADT feeds—for the benefit of both care teams and their patients. We’re proud to leverage this network in a meaningful way and to ensure simple hospital compliance with the final CMS ADT notifications CoP. This will free care teams to focus on what truly matters—their patients.”
To learn more about how Collective can help your organization comply with CoP requirements, register for our free webinar.
ABOUT COLLECTIVE MEDICAL
Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the country, more than 1,000 hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers, Collective provides the leading real-time care collaboration platform in the country trusted by care teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based in Salt Lake City, Collective is proven to streamline transitions of care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more at www.collectivemedical.com.