MiPCT ADT Partnership

The ADT Working Group Member Workgroup Calls for 2016 have focused on sharing workflows for care transitions as well as learning together about best practices in patient outreach to better understand the patient’s status and care needs and begin prompt transition activity as appropriate.  In the MiPCT ADT Workgroup Partnership, the MIPCT (at project cost) facilitates transition of near-real time ADT alerting to primary care practices for their attributed patients across payers.   The MiPCT works with PatientPing and MiHIN to make this possible for our practices.  

The workflows that have been presented by participating POs in the Workgroup provide a helpful example of “catching the football” (receiving the ADT alert on a patient in their care) and “running with it” (initiating timely transition activity).   They are shared here as resources for our partner practices.  The Workgroup is now focusing on the addition of medication reconciliation information following the ADT receipt, including the use of pharmacist expert counsel when appropriate. 

Here are the links to the workflows that have been presented and shared:

The MiPCT has signed an agreement with PatientPing to provide (at MiPCT’s expense) admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) alerting on inpatient admissions, emergency room visits, and skilled nursing facility and home health stays for MiPCT patients, upon PO consent.  Several POs have already joined the partnership on behalf of their practices, and are benefiting from the real-time notifications.  The project will continue to underwrite the cost for other interested POs that sign no-cost agreements with PatientPing up to the budget line item maximum in the project’s administrative budget.

An overview of the PatientPing functionality, held via webinar on September 25, 2015,  can be found here: (Wave Two Webinar Recording)  The no-cost participation agreement referenced in the webinar is available here: (PatientPing ADT Participation Agreement and MiHIN Data Use Cases Document). 

POs who are interested in participating should contact Diane Marriott, MiPCT Project Manager (dbechel@umich.edu or 734 998 0390).

The participation agreement should be signed and returned to Desma George at PatientPing (desma@patientping.com).  Desma can also address any questions about the agreement, PatientPing services, etc.

Upon receipt of a signed agreement, we will arrange an onboarding call to discuss implementations next steps, training, post-acute care facilities of interest to your PO, and care manager workflow support.  Your PO will also be included on our monthly ADT Leadership conference call, where we will share developments on upcoming planned enhancements (e.g., the addition of medication reconciliation information, etc.).


Q:  If I join the ADT Partnership, will my PO have to send any ACRS files, etc.?

A:  No.  The MDC will include the POs data on its monthly transmission to PatientPing for POs who have signed participation agreements.

Q:  Is there any cost to POs?

A:  No.  Costs are borne by the MiPCT administrative budget because of the importance of making timely ADT alerting available for prompt initiation of transition of care activity.

Q:  How long will the MiPCT underwrite the cost for our PO?

A:  The MiPCT will underwrite the cost until the end of the demonstration period (December 31, 2016).  At that time, the PO may continue at its own cost or end services.

Q:  Why does my PO have to sign an agreement with PatientPing if I choose to participate when the project is absorbing the cost?

A:  Even though the PO will not have a financial transaction with PatientPing, because of the transmission of health data, data sharing agreements are necessary.

Q:  What does the MiPCT expect my PO’s practices to do in return?

A:  The MiPCT expects practices (or the PO on the practices’ behalf) to check the PatientPing system once per business day for new alerts, and to initiate timely transition of care activity (if appropriate) on alerts received.

Q:  Why did the MiPCT select PatientPing?

A:   The MiPCT selected PatientPing because of its stability, reliability and proven track record and good user reviews. PatientPing also uniquely provides admission and discharge notifications from post-acute care facilities, in addition to inpatient and emergency room visits, which are critical transition points of care.desma@patientping.com

MiPCT ADT Partnership Supporting Files

Monthly MiPCT ADT Workgroup Meeting Materials