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Survey for Statewide Advance Directive Registry

Date: November 15th, 2019

CORHIO is collaborating with the Center for Health and Environmental Data (CHED) division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to gather feedback for a statewide advance directive registry. 

CORHIO Selected to Present at HIMSS 2020

Date: October 25th, 2019

CORHIO is honored to be selected to present a session with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health at the 2020 HIMSS conference. Speakers are Kate Horle, Chief Operations Officer at CORHIO and Danielle Culp, Criminal Justice Health Information Exchange Coordinator at the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health.

What’s on the horizon for MIPS in 2020?

Date: August 19th, 2019

On July 29, 2019, CMS released its proposed rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP), including proposed changes to MIPS in 2020 and beyond. Here are some highlights to help you navigate these proposed changes, focusing on the 2020 performance year.

HIEs Respond to TEFCA

Date: July 12th, 2019

Last month, the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), of which CORHIO is a member, participated in a call for comments for part 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework Common Agreement (TEFCA). SHIEC represents more than 70 health information exchanges across the nation, so they are an important voice to add to comments on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s TEFCA Draft 2.

New Reimbursement Initiative for Primary Care in Colorado

Date: May 20th, 2019
Topics: Primary Care, APM

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced significant changes to the way primary care practices will be paid for managing Medicare beneficiaries.

Program Year Now Open for Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Attestations

Date: March 22nd, 2019

EPs, EHs and CAHs Can Now Attest to Program Year 2018 

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Year 2018 Opening March 18th

Date: February 15th, 2019

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is pleased to announce that the Colorado Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR) will be available and accepting Medicaid Eligible Professional, Eligible Hospital and Critical Access Hospital attestations for Program Year (PY) 2018 beginning March 18, 2019 and closing June 7, 2019.

MIPS Eligible Clinicians Can Start Submitting Data for 2018 through April 2

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program.

Veteran’s Administration Data Now Available in PatientCare 360

Date: December 14th, 2018

This includes care summary documents for patients affiliated with any VA healthcare facility in the United States.

2019 QPP Final Rule Summary

The 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule was released yesterday. For those of you who don’t have time to read the final rule’s 2,400 pages, CORHIO’s Transformation Support Services Manager Lauren O’Kipney has created the following summary.

New electronic clinical quality measures reporting program for SIM practices

Date: October 18th, 2018

SIM practices (all cohorts) can now apply for a new electronic clinical quality measures reporting program to automate this process and save time.

How can blockchain be used for data sharing?

Date: September 25th, 2018

So how can this indisputable chain of custody and advanced data security improve healthcare data exchange? Because of the built-in standardization of blockchain, many say it could be the future of medical record and data exchange. The following areas in particular could benefit from blockchain technology.

What is Blockchain?

Date: August 27th, 2018
Topics: Blockchain

CORHIO recently announced its involvement in a partnership that will be the first collaboration of its kind to leverage blockchain for HIPAA-compliant data aggregation and reporting in the state of Colorado. So what is blockchain?

MAPIR Portal Update: Eligibility Dates

Date: August 15th, 2018

Many participants are requesting assistance in finding appropriate eligibility dates for Program Year 2017 attestations. To assist, we have highlighted some helpful information to use when selecting dates.

A Big Step Toward Emergency Services Health Information Exchange

Colorado House Bill 1032 was signed into law recently, allowing EMS data patient medical records to be securely exchanged with community providers.

Referential Matching: A Powerful New Technology to Improve CORHIO HIE

Date: May 29th, 2018

Verato will integrate with CORHIO’s enterprise master patient index (EMPI) technology and use Referential Matching to help CORHIO’s EMPI better resolve duplicates by providing more data on which to initially match.

New CORHIO Participant Go-Lives

Date: May 18th, 2018

We have some recent go-lives to share of organizations that recently joined the CORHIO Health Information Exchange network:

MAPIR Portal Update: Important Information Regarding Incomplete Attestations

Date: March 23rd, 2018

Eight Days Left to Attest for Program Year 2016

What in the world is a CHITA?

Date: March 21st, 2018

A Clinical Health Information Technical Advisor, or CHITA, is essentially a practice coach focusing on healthcare information technology.

MAPIR Portal Update: Adopt, Implement or Upgrade Selection Error

Date: March 6th, 2018

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) has identified a defect in the MAPIR attestation system for providers attesting for the first time in the system in Year 1 as Adopt (A), Implement (I) or Upgrade (U).

MAPIR Portal Update: 502 Server Error

Date: February 27th, 2018

Some participants are currently receiving the 502 error when attempting to attest to Program Year 2016 in the MAPIR system.

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.