What is CMS Interoperability?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (CMS-9115-F). This rule empowers patients, by giving them secure access to their health information. This is great news for our members.
Please go to the CMS website to learn more about CMS interoperability.
How does CMS Interoperability work for me?
Optimum HealthCare has partnered with Change Healthcare, a leading healthcare technology company, to offer you a new healthcare management tool – Connected Consumer Health™. With this tool, you can access the following health information: explanation of benefits and connect to your fitness and health apps. More features such as find care providers, medication information and health profiles are coming soon.
There is no cost to join Connected Consumer Health™. It is voluntary and only takes a few minutes to register.
If you are interested in joining Connected Consumer Health™, please call Member Services to get your unique invitation code. This code is required for you to initiate the registration process.
Connected Consumer Health™ (CCH) Registration – Step-by-step guide
Step 1 - Call Member Services to obtain invitation code.
Step 2 - Go to the website: Change HealthCare.
Step 3 - Click ‘Enroll’ button.
Step 4 - Enter your invitation code as shown below and then click the ‘NEXT’ button.
Step 5 - Enter your personal information as shown below and click the ‘NEXT’ button. Note: MBI is your Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. You can find this number on your Medicare card.
Step 6 - Choose your preferred mobile phone number and click ‘SEND CODE’ button. You will a receive a one-time unique code via text message. Enter your identity verification code as shown below and click ‘NEXT’. If you cannot receive text message at any of the phone numbers found on your account, please call Change Healthcare customer support number displayed above the ‘Send Code’ button. An agent will verify your member ID, Date of Birth and full address and provide a one-time unique code.
Step 7 - Choose one of your existing email addresses or enter a new email and click ‘SEND CODE’ button. You will a receive a one-time unique code via email. Enter your email address verification code and click ‘NEXT’. A sample of the email is also shown below.
Step 8 - Enter a unique password and click the ‘Save Password’ button.
Step 9 - Registration is now completed.
Step 10 - Next time, please click the ‘Sign in with Change Healthcare’ button to login to the CCH portal.
Click ‘Sign in with Change Healthcare’ button and login with the registered email and password.
Congratulations, you are now logged in and ready to use your Connected Consumer Health Portal. Please note that once successfully registered, it will take approximately 12 hours for the system to gather and display Health Profile data.
Please use the Connected Consumer Health Portal guide to navigate the portal features.
We hope that you will take advantage of this tool.
For further assistance with the registration process, please contact Member Services at 1-866-245-5360 (TTY: 711). From October 1 to March 31, we are open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. From April 1 to September 30, we are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.