Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers Engaged in Health Information Exchange: Final Report

Publication Date

Use of electronic health information exchange (HIE) with and by long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers lags behind that of physicians and hospitals. However, a few grant programs have supported HIE with LTPAC providers. In addition, Medicare payment changes (i.e., hospital readmission payment penalties and physician payment for transitions of care and chronic care management) are beginning to increase HIE with LTPAC providers. Use of HIE to support “shared care” (e.g., care involving LTPAC, physicians, pharmacies) is less frequent than HIE at times of transitions in care. [113 PDF pages, Main Report]