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Five Tips for Connecting Your Senior Care Facility to a HIE

With payers – both public and private – increasingly requiring more care coordination, quality reporting and better-informed handoffs, many healthcare providers are finding it more important than ever to plug into health information exchanges. Many senior-care providers will be looking for HIE partners this year to participate in bundled payment programs.

HIEs provide the data pipes between these healthcare providers. This is the health data interoperability puzzle piece that completes the picture of residents’ care paths between primary care practitioners and specialists and hospitals and senior care facilities.

HIEs not only improve patient care by giving senior care providers more information, but they can help providers receive more appropriate reimbursements. Reliant Senior Care recognizes how the correlation of “better quality and greater access to information” can lead to better care and lower costs. To help accomplish those goals, Reliant Senior Care joined the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s Bundled Payment Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, which links payments for the multiple services beneficiaries received during an episode of care.

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