To whom will the ACC be licensing its AUC content?
How does one become a CDSM vendor partner?
What are the implications of licensing content to multiple CDS vendors?
The College's licensing program was designed to create and maintain standards for implementation across all CDS licensees while allowing the market to innovate in how the content is integrated and delivered to end users.
How will this impact clinical workflow for ordering tests? How long will this take?
CDS is designed to match your clinical rationale and documentation for ordering. It generally requires standardizing what you already have provided for billing documentation. The total interaction is designed to be between 30 and 90 seconds. Practices and hospitals will likely chose between implementing this documentation at the time of order by the provider or at the time of scheduling the test with back office staff.
How will this function operationally for billing?
The documentation for Medicare billing is still to be determined, although the legislation requires that the CDS vendor, AUC score, clinical indication, procedure and decision support number all be communicated as a part of the required documentation along with provider NPI numbers. The goal is for CDS vendors to work with CMS to facilitate this documentation process, including verifying CDS was used prior to scheduling a patient for a test.