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Deadline to Attest to Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Extended
The Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (the Department) has been made aware of an issue with the attestation portal where preparers are not able to select the option to attest for Program Year (PY) 2016.
As you prepare to participate in the full MIPS track next year, you’ll need to improve your chances of a high score in the four performance categories of Quality, Cost, Improvement Activities and Advancing Care Information. Participating in the CORHIO health information exchange can help with Advancing Care Information (ACI), which replaces Meaningful Use for Medicare participants, and Improvement Activities.
Due to the late opening on October 15, the Colorado Registration and Attestation system is causing an error that deems some eligibility dates in 2016 as invalid or out-of-range.
It has been noted that some providers are having difficulty registering at CMS for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program because they were not issued a Medicaid Provider ID (MID).
When attesting in the new Colorado Registration and Attestation System, you may receive an error related to the MMIS system payee record for the NPI related to the attestation.
The first landing page after participants enter the MAPIR portal seen in below screenshot asks for verification that the NPI and Provider ID accurately identifies the entity you are attesting for, but does not populate the NPI and Provider ID.
The portal is experiencing an error regarding payee information. When confirming where the incentive payment will be sent, the address appears wrong or populates the wrong location name or there is no location listed. Here is more information on how to fix this issue.
CORHIO has recorded two informational webinars for those interested in participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Summer 2017 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable - Webinar Recording Available
2017 will be a year of transition as CMS concludes the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) begins. With new information coming out daily, it can be challenging to keep up. Below are a few noteworthy points of interest.
The Health Information Exchange (HIE) network that CORHIO manages is used every day by thousands of caregivers and other healthcare professionals in Colorado. It’s common that our users seek out CORHIO at new jobs – even asking about it during job interviews – because it’s become so valuable in their daily work.
Launched by Practice Innovation Program Colorado, a new online catalog and interactive self-assessment tool shows what’s available to support and advance primary care in the transformation process.
In a new webinar, Erin Dormaier, CHTS – IM, PCMH CCE, CORHIO Transformation Support Services Manager, breaks down your reporting options for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which is one track of the Quality Payment Program that is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). She provides tips on successful reporting for the following categories (which are likely to include things your organization is already doing).
CORHIO recognizes that Carequality may be a good addition for organizations that require care summaries created outside of CORHIO’s network. However, clinical document exchange alone does not enable fast decision-making and works best when combined with a portal that allows the user to query and retrieve real-time patient data quickly.
Within the recently signed bill, The 21st Century Cures Act, is a powerful set of regulations about interoperability, EHR certification, health information exchange, information blocking, and more.
The Colorado Care Connections Program, a partnership between CORHIO and the Department of Healthcare Financing and Policy (HCPF) has been expanded, making funds available to a large number of organizations to participate in the health information exchange.
CORHIO strives to continually improve the stability and integrity of data in the CORHIO Health Information Exchange. We regularly review the data in our network and our processes to ensure our high quality standards are being met.
Because Community Health Centers (CHCs) focus on all the determinants of health, including physical, mental and social, they have become trusted health partners in their communities. Evidence shows that the integration of physical and behavioral health care improves outcomes and increases patient satisfaction and engagement. While the importance of exchanging data on a patient that includes both physical and behavioral health information is clear, the actual practice of doing so has some complexities.
CORHIO participants have access to the state’s largest patient data repository of its kind. Accessed through CORHIO’s web portal PatientCare 360 or as results delivered right to your electronic health record system, our data is sent from 60 hospitals, 4 major laboratories and 12 imaging centers.
According to Symantec’s 2016 “Internet Security Threat Report,” the healthcare sector had 39% of all data breaches in 2015. The report also shows 429 million identities were exposed in 2015, a 23% increase over 2014, with hundreds of millions more identities possibly exposed in incidents that were not reported.
OCR, the Health and Human Services agency responsible for enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Regulations, has begun a new phase of HIPAA audits. One of the things you can do to prepare for a potential audit is to document your practice’s HIPAA training.
Eligible Professionals now have until June 30th to attest to Meaningful Use for program year 2015
The Independence Center Supports People With Disabilities, Utilizes HIE for Better Care Coordination
Before having access to CORHIO’s PatientCare 360 secure portal, The Independence Center had to call the hospital (or multiple hospitals if they were unclear which one) and ask for information to be faxed over. Sometimes that could take up to 30 days and wasn’t always useful once it arrived.
Here are a few highlights on upcoming deadlines and requirements for the EHR Incentive Programs, the potential payment adjustments for not participating, and how CORHIO can help.