As of October 1, 2020, new federal regulations under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule (CMS-1735-F) requires that all Medicare providers send medical records and other documents electronically in response to a request from the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) contractor for that state, i.e. either Livanta or Kepro. A preference of Livanta is that charts be sent via Direct Secure Messaging.
To help providers meet this new requirement for electronic medical record submission, Secure Exchange Solutions (SES) can quickly set up Medicare providers with Direct addresses and a Direct Secure Messaging service. A Direct capability for a new subscriber can usually be established in a few hours. Contact us to get started.
The final CMS rule mandates that all providers submit medical records in electronic format unless they have an approved waiver. For additional rule details, see the CMS FY2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule or visit the CMS website.
About Secure Exchange Solutions and SES Direct
Secure Exchange Solutions (SES), is the largest independent Health Information Service Provider (HISP) offering Direct Secure Messaging solutions in the nation. Our Direct network also includes 378,000+ provider endpoints and access to a network of over 2.4M+ electronic endpoints, representing 1,500 hospitals, 92,000 provider organizations, 50+ health information exchanges, and 95 integrated EMR and HIT application partners.
SES Direct, our Direct Secure Messaging solution, provides end-to-end message encryption, easy integration options and robust directory services, so end-users and administrators enjoy the maximum level of data security, connectivity, and reach possible. SES provides our customers with vast access to trust networks including DirectTrust™, CareQuality/ Commonwell, SHIEC HIEs, and direct to EMR relationships. We offer both a web email (SMTP or SSO) and an API option for developers and integrated partners in a low-cost flexible pricing model. Learn more about SES Direct.