Death Notifications Use Case

Electronic death notifications help improve awareness of the event, avoid unnecessary and wasteful spending, preclude falsified insurance claims, and stop the dispensation of prescribed medications.

Use Case Summary, Implementation Guide and Supporting Documents

Death Notifications Use Case Summary

Death Notifications Implementation Guide


About this Use Case

Thee purpose of this use case is to report deaths in a timely and accurate fashion.

There are approximately 90,000 deaths annually in Michigan, a death rate of almost 0.1 percent. Roughly 75% of these deaths are residents over the age of 65 who are likely to have been Medicare beneficiaries.

Notifying healthcare organizations quickly when a death occurs can help reduce waste and prevent fraud. Death notifications may also indicate that the deceased was a doctor or healthcare professional to help pharmacies avoid filling counterfeit prescriptions.