CMS Extends Deadline for its Long Term and Post Acute Care Health IT Survey
New deadline for home care and hospices to participate is April 3, 2015
March 6, 2015 10:41 AM
CMS recently announced that it is extending the deadline for its long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) health IT survey. The survey applies to both home health care and hospice providers, and offers a unique opportunity to share the challenges and opportunities associated with health IT implementation.
The survey period for the voluntary LTPAC EHR survey has been extended until April 3, 2015.
Last month, CMS sent a notice to its listservs asking Long-term and Post-Acute Providers to participate in the voluntary Heath IT survey, and NAHC encouraged its members to do so. The insight and value that NAHC members can add to the survey will help CMS better understand the challenges and opportunities that the home health and hospice provider community face with respect to health IT implementation.
NAHC’s affiliate, the Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA), recently helped to develop formal comments for the Long Term and Post Acute Care Health IT Collaborative in response to the Federal Government’s Health IT strategy for 2015 – 2020. HCTAA is a member of the organization, and served to make sure that the home care and hospice community’s voice was reflected in the comments that were ultimately submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The survey will now remain open until April 3, 2015. To participate in the survey, please click here.
To read more about the comments HCTAA helped to draft, please see NAHC Report, February 18, 2015.
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