Sending a Notification of a Long Term Care Patient’s Admission, Discharge and/or Transfer Status to the Servicing Pharmacy

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Type Standard / Implementation Specification Standards Process Maturity Implementation Maturity Adoption Level Federally required Cost Test Tool Availability
Standard
Final
Production
Rating 5
Yes
$
No
Standard
Final
Pilot
Rating 1
No
$
Yes
Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration Applicable Value Set(s) and Starter Set(s)
  • The “Census Message” transaction allows for long-term and post-acute care settings to notify the servicing pharmacy of a patient’s admission, discharge and/or transfer status.
  • See NCPDP projects in the Interoperability Proving Ground.
  • Secure Communication – create a secure channel for client-to- serve and server-to-server communication.
  • Secure Message Router – securely route and enforce policy on inbound and outbound messages without interruption of delivery.
  • Authentication Enforcer – centralized authentication processes.
  • Authorization Enforcer – specifies access control policies.
  • Credential Tokenizer – encapsulate credentials as a security token for reuse  (e.g., – SAML, Kerberos).
  • Assertion Builder – define processing logic for identity, authorization and attribute statements.
  • User Role – identifies the role asserted by the individual initiating the transaction.
  • Purpose of Use - Identifies the purpose for the transaction.

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