What’s happening: Assembly Bill 133 outlined the requirement for health care providers, plans, and other entities to exchange health information in real time for treatment, payment, or health care operations.
What else to know: On Jan. 18, 2023, the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Center for Data Insights and Innovation released two new policies and procedures to facilitate compliance to the Data Exchange Framework (DxF).
On or before Jan. 31, all general acute care hospitals, as defined by Section 1250, shall exchange health information or provide access to health information to other DxF participants including health plans, skilled-nursing facilities, and others. Rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals, critical access hospitals, and rural general acute care hospitals with fewer than 100 acute care beds, have until Jan. 31, 2026, to comply with the DxF.
The DxF Fees policy outlines when a participant in the DxF may charge fees to other participants and to individuals. The participant directory policy establishes the obligations of participants to provide information concerning the methods in which they will comply with the DxF, such as through the national networks, a qualified health information organization, or using their own technology. Both policies and procedures are available on CHA’s website.
For more information about these new requirements, contact Trina Gonzalez, vice president, policy, at email@example.com.