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Spotlight on Rural Healthcare and HIE

Date: October 15th, 2021


Healthcare Provider Uses HIE Data to Help Inmates Transition from Jail

A jail-to-community transition program improves medication consistency and continuity of care, based upon the goal of reducing recidivism.

Cracking the Code to Improve Patient Care and Reimbursements

Date: August 5th, 2021

CORHIO training program helps healthcare professionals and payers adapt to risk-adjustment payment models. With more Colorado healthcare providers and payers pivoting from a fee-for-service reimbursement approach to a value-based care (VBC) model, there’s an ongoing learning curve for all concerned.

How Colorado’s County Jails Harness the Power of HIE

A growing number of detention centers and prisons use HIE to easily access health information on inmates, while realizing many other efficiencies. One local jail estimates a five-figure savings due to elimination of faxing

Study Shows Providers Can Improve Quality Reporting with HIE Data

Many healthcare providers strictly use local data and their certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) to report quality measures for programs such as Promoting Interoperability (formerly Meaningful Use) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). A recent study from Diameter Health and KONZA sought to uncover whether integrating data from other sources like Health Information Exchange (HIE) contributes to improved clinical quality measures reporting.  

New Rural Health Funding Available to Cover CORHIO Onboarding

Date: April 21st, 2021

Rural healthcare providers are vital members of the care community in Colorado – but their utilization of health information exchange (HIE) has been historically low. It can be difficult to incorporate HIE projects into over-burdened IT departments – and cost can be a significant barrier.

Diverse HIE Users Find Unique Value, Innovation Opportunities

How law enforcement, organ donation, health plans and emergency services use CORHIO’s HIE tools for the shared goal of better serving their respective populations.

How HIE Can Help Identify Vulnerable Patient Populations

When Margaret Wood moved to Colorado to continue a career in nursing as part of the University of Colorado Health System, she had not prepared herself to see what lengths patients coming from rural communities would go to in order to access healthcare or what barriers they face when returning home.

Learn how Wood addresses this problem in her own work setting.

COVID-19: Respond, Recover, & Reimagine Virtual Conference

Date: November 19th, 2020

CORHIO’s Morgan Honea to Present @ Dec. 7-9 ‘COVID-19: Respond, Recover, & Reimagine’, Gov., Payer, Provider Registration is Complimentary (time limited)

CMS Introduces Proposed Changes Including Bi-Directional Exchange Through HIE

In early August, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule affecting reporting for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) for calendar year (CY) 2021.

New Online BillPay Service – Coming Soon!

Date: July 22nd, 2020

CORHIO Customers: an exciting new Online BillPay service, which is a paperless system that makes it easier to receive and pay your invoices, will soon be available.

What’s the difference between an ACO, IPA and MSO?

Date: June 5th, 2020

Accountable care organizations, independent physician associations, and managed services organizations all offer benefits to primary care providers. But what are the differences and how do they impact participation in value-based care?

Innovative Closed Loop Referral Tool for Diabetes Management

Connecting patients with relevant and timely community resources at the point of care

PatientCare 360 Users – Did you know you can access care summaries from these organizations?

You can access recent care summaries on your patients from Kaiser Permanente, Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration and Quality Health Network.

Tips for Preventing Readmissions through Patient Follow-up Calls

Preventing readmission isn’t an impossible dream. With the right people asking the right questions at the right time, you can ensure that your patients get the help they need when they need it.

Important Opportunity for Primary Care Practices; Launches This April

Date: February 11th, 2020

The Facilitating Alcohol Screening and Treatment (FAST) program is seeking participation from primary care practices in Colorado

Lt Governor Learns About Health Information Exchange Pilot With Co Jails

Date: January 8th, 2020

Colorado Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera toured the Arapahoe County Jail Friday January 3rd and got a firsthand look at the challenges facing the staff at that facility and their use of health information exchange to help care for inmates.

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.