MeHI Newsletter
EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM UPDATES
2015 Program Year Supporting Documentation Requirements Guide Now Available
MeHI has developed program materials to assist Eligible Professionals (EPs) in attesting for a 2015 Medicaid EHR Incentive payment. The Supporting Documentation Requirements Guide is now available on our website along with other tip sheets and templates within the MU Toolkit for EPs to help you gather your supporting documentation and prepare to attest.

Deadlines to Submit Program Documents:
  • Special Enrollment and Data Collection Forms to register or access MAPIR - May 31, 2016
  • Hospital Ambulatory Group Proxy Information - June 15, 2016
  • Resident Proposals - June 15, 2016
Documents received after the deadlines above will be processed for the 2016 Program Year.

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Call 1-855-MassEHR or email MassEHR@masstech.org for assistance. 
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PROGRAM YEAR 2015 DEADLINES
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October 21, 2016 
eHEALTH INDUSTRY NEWS
Three Innovation Grant Programs From the Health Policy Commission
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) recently released requests for proposals (RFPs) for three new grant programs, totaling $9.5 million, designed to drive innovation in health care delivery and payment in Massachusetts. These programs - the Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) Program, the Telemedicine Pilot Initiative, and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Pilot Initiative - create an unprecedented opportunity for Massachusetts providers, health plans, and their partners to test and spread innovations that advance the Commonwealth's cost containment goals while improving access to high-quality care. Read HPC's Press Release

Webinar Information Session

Friday, March 25, 2016  
  • NAS Info: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • HCII Info: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Telemedicine Info: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

New Behavioral Health Report Released
Recently, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation released a new report, "Sharing Behavioral Health Information in Massachusetts: Obstacles and Potential Solutions". The report, prepared by Robert Belfort and Alex Dworkowitz of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, provides a review of the primary Massachusetts and federal privacy laws relevant to the exchange of information among physical and behavioral health providers, as well as an assessment of technological and operational challenges faced by providers seeking to integrate care through enhanced data exchange. The report proposes ways that existing laws could be clarified or amended to better facilitate information exchange and identifies potential operational strategies for minimizing the restrictive impact of existing privacy laws without compromising patient privacy.

Key Findings Webinar
Wednesday, March 30th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 
ONC Learning Event: Behavioral Health and Health IT Integration
Behavioral Health Integration is a featured goal in most State Innovation Model (SIM) plans. This webinar will address policy, technical, and workflow considerations associated with using Health IT to enable the integration of behavioral and physical healthcare delivery. ONC will highlight state examples and share resources available on their website.

The following day, ONC will host a listening session to allow for more dialog and to identify topics for follow-up conversations and investigations.
 
 
Webinar Details
Tuesday, March 29th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Conference Line: 877-267-1577
Meeting Number: 994 552 091


Use this Link to Join the Meeting

Previous Listening Event Recording
On Tuesday, March 8th, ONC hosted a "Listening Event" entitled "Expanded CMS Matching Funds to Connect Medicaid Providers Ineligible for Meaningful Use to HIE". A recording of the event is now available on their website.


Access the Webinar Recording  
INDUSTRY EVENTS
iHT2 2016 Health IT Summit | Boston, MA | June 2016 
At the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Boston, renowned leaders in U.S. and North American healthcare will gather to present important information and share insights. Discussions and interactive sessions will lead to shared learnings and exceptional networking. Healthcare leaders will participate in transformative discussions and benefit from a unique environment for learning and professional growth.   
Topics:
  • Interoperability in the Post-EHR Era
  • Precision Medicine, Predictive Analytics & Personalized Medicine
  • Security & Data Protection: High Tech & High Touch
  • Big Data Mining for Value-based Healthcare
  • HIEs: A New Era?
Keynote Speaker:
  • Paul H. Keckley, PhD, Managing Director, Navigant Healthcare
Featured Speakers:
  • Ari Lightman, Distinguished Service Professor of Digital Media and Marketing, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mark Haglund, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Informatics
When:
Tuesday, June 14th 8:00 AM - Wednesday, June 15th 1:30 PM

Agenda  
 
Where:
Aloft Seaport Boston
401-403D Street
Boston, MA 02210