CMS now offers providers a new mechanism for submitting medical documentation when it is requested by a review contractor. CMS’s new system is called the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD).
How to submit Medical Records Electronically?
If a provider wants to electronically submit medical documentation to a CMS review contractor, they must either build a gateway, or obtain gateway services from a Health Information Handler (HIH) of their choice.
If a provider chooses to build a gateway to send records to CMS, the gateway must use the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIH) standards. CMS uses the CONNECT brand of gateway. All gateways, whether the provider chooses to build their own or use a certified HIH provider must be compatible with CONNECT. More information on CONNECT can be found at http://www.connectopensource.org/.