The Cures Act (CA) is a CMS initiative with a number of facets, one of which is designed to help prevent recurring emergency room (ER) visits and readmissions into inpatient facilities. Reminiscent of the Transition of Care initiative, the CA is specialty-agnostic although certain specialties may have patient populations that are more predisposed to these scenarios.
You’ll see the specialty used in our video happens to be for behavioral health, but your specialty may very much also apply.
The video explains how your state’s HIE(s) play a major role almost as being a clearinghouse for patients you’ve submitted to them as being likely to visit an ER and/or be admitted into a facility. The HIE’s connectivity with in-state facilities makes the HIE a perfect conduit for CA compliance.
The HIE is notified as any of those patients visit and/or are admitted into a facility, and transmits that information to you. With our MedicsCloud EHR - either through our MedicsRCM service or as part of the MedicsCloud Suite as an in-house platform - those alerts are sent directly into the patient’s record in the MedicsCloud EHR which alerts the provider as well along with admission details.
A discharge alert is transmitted and accepted into the person’s record exactly the same way. But now, our Medics Me app - through the MedicsCloud EHR - jumps in and sends questionnaires appropriate to the person’s stay to his or her iOS/Android device along with a reminder to schedule a post-discharge in-office appointment, or a Medics Telemedicine session. The app can bring the person to the Medics Portal for scheduling either appointment type, and for making any payments online.
These types of intelligent, hands-free data exchanges work to:
- automatically apprise you of your patients’ admissions to and discharges from facilities
- keep them as healthy as possible with close, intelligently automated contact that doesn’t require manual input
- ensure your patients remain engaged and connected with you
- generate significant revenue through follow up appointments and treatments
Don’t wring your hands trying to cope with 21st Century Cures Act compliance. Click the video to see how the Medics Me app will easily help you comply.
And then, enjoy all of the other benefits brought to you by the MedicsCloud EHR, including our option for complying with another CMS initiative: the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) clinical decision support requirement which will be needed for referring Medicare/Medicaid patients for advanced imaging studies (CATs, MRIs, PETs, nuclear).
The MedicsCloud EHR is accessible at no additional cost to MedicsRCM clients, and can be deployed as part of our MedicsCloud Suite if an in-house automation platform is preferred.