Collection of data related to a provider of health care or related services is associated with attribution and documentation of care, quality of care and safety reporting, financial information, consultation and referral, and discovery of services that may be needed for future care. Documentation of provider information can be performed automatically or require manual intervention to associate it with a past, current or future episode of care.
Elements of this class are required for federal and other financial claims and reporting programs.
Estimated number of stakeholders capturing, accessing using or exchanging
Virtually all documentation of the provision of care involves identifying characteristics of the person responsible for delivery of that care.
Improving patient experience of care (quality and/or satisfaction)
Improving the health of populations
Improving provider experience of care
Maturity of Use and Technical Specifications for Data Element
Submitted by stevepostal on 2021-09-30
Care Team Member Name Data Element CommentsAPTA thanks ONC for renaming this “care team member name” from the original “provider name.” APTA asks further clarity on what care team member name is reported during certain scenarios involving physical therapy. We request that ONC clarify whether each care team member’s name should be identified in these circumstances, given that in many instances, a patient may be treated by several different members of the care team in one visit. For instance, both a physical therapist and physical therapist assistant may deliver health care services to a patient in an office or facility-based setting. Physical therapist assistants work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist; for outpatient therapy Medicare claims, a CQ Modifier is appended to the claim to denote when services are furnished in whole or in part by the physical therapist assistant; however, the physical therapist is responsible for the delivery of services. In this instance, would only the physical therapist’s name be reported? In another example, a physical therapist assistant may be the sole provider that delivered health care services on a date of service. However, the physical therapist assistant is working under the supervision of the physical therapist. So, would the physical therapist assistant’s’ name be reported, or would the supervising physical therapist’s name be reported, or would both the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant’s name be reported? In addition, support personnel may be involved in tasks that promote efficient operation of the physical therapist service being provided (such as a physical therapy aide). Would ONC require that name of each support personnel also be reported? In the instance of care delivered in a facility-based setting, does ONC anticipate creating a separate data class specifically for such organizations? In a facility-based setting, only the facility’s name is provided; thus, if a patient is treated in a facility, such as a skilled nursing facility, would it be the facility’s name that is reported, or each individual clinician who provides health care or related services in that facility?