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Proposed CMS rule would require health information exchange for LTC

July 15, 2015
by Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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In tandem with the White House Conference on Aging this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule that would require nursing homes and long-term care (LTC) facilities to participate in health information exchange (HIE), according to HealthITAnalytics.

HIE allows healthcare professionals to access and share a patient's medical record electronically, states healthit.gov.

Use of an HIE would take place when a patient is transferred from one facility to another. Facility A would document the event in the patient's record, but then also transmit that information to Facility B to promote a continuity of care.

Read more about the proposed rule here.

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