Category: All Blog

CORHIO Presentations at HIMSS

Date: February 20th, 2018

CORHIO is honored to be selected to present the following sessions at the 2018 HIMSS conference.

MAPIR Portal Update: Program Year 2016 Attestations Will be Temporarily Suspended Starting February 9, 2018

Date: January 26th, 2018

The expected temporary closing period is due to the Department upgrading the Colorado Registration and Attestation (CO R&A) Portal. The CO R&A will be unavailable for PY 2016 attestations beginning February 9, 2018 and will reopen February 22, 2018.

MAPIR Portal Update: Attestation Program Year Selection Error

Date: January 4th, 2018

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.

In the MIPS program? Participating in the CORHIO HIE can help you meet key measures.

Date: December 6th, 2017

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.

MAPIR Portal Update: 2016 Eligibility Date Error

Date: November 21st, 2017

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.

MAPIR Portal Update: CMS Registration Issue

Date: November 13th, 2017

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).

MAPIR Portal Update: MMIS System Error

Date: November 13th, 2017

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.

MAPIR Portal Update: NPI and Provider ID Error

Date: November 10th, 2017

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.

MAPIR Portal Update: Payee Information Error

Date: November 10th, 2017

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.

Two New Recorded Webinars for Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Date: October 3rd, 2017

CORHIO has recorded two informational webinars for those interested in participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

The Next Generation of HIE: HL7® FHIR®-enabled APIs

Date: July 25th, 2017
Topics: FHIR

Summer 2017 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable - Webinar Recording Available

The End of Medicare EHR Incentive Program—What does that mean for Medicaid Providers?

Date: July 18th, 2017

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.

“We couldn’t do our jobs without it”

Date: June 6th, 2017
Topics: HIE, Long-Term Care

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.

New Website for Colorado Practices to Find Transformation Opportunities

Date: May 15th, 2017

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.

Recorded Webinar: Steps to be Successful in MIPS in 2017

Date: March 24th, 2017

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).

Carequality and CORHIO: What You Should Know

Date: February 22nd, 2017

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.

Did You Know? The Recently Passed 21st Century Cures Act Includes Significant Health IT Regulations

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.

Funding Opportunity to Join HIE Expanded, Limited Time to Participate

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.

A Look Inside How CORHIO Keeps Data Safe in the Health Information Exchange

Date: November 28th, 2016

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.

New Behavioral Health Data Exchange White Paper

Date: October 20th, 2016

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.

What data is in the CORHIO Health Information Exchange?

Date: September 9th, 2016
Topics: CORHIO Network

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.

What you should know about healthcare cyber liability

Date: July 12th, 2016

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.

HIPAA Audit Preparation Tip: Document Your Training

Date: June 29th, 2016
Topics: HIPAA

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.

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Attestation Site Now Open

Date: April 29th, 2016
Topics: Meaningful Use

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

Date: April 26th, 2016

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.