News from MeHI
October 2020
The Innovation Ecosystem:
Solutions for Family Caregivers
Together with the Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition, MeHI and the MassTech Collaborative are proud to host an important discussion about innovation in family caregiving.

As a founding member of the Coalition, MeHI is committed to facilitating conversations and advancing innovation in the caregiving sphere. As the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched on, the strain on family caregivers has become more and more apparent. It is critical that we work together to adopt the best existing techniques, as well as invent new policies and technologies to support caregivers.
Are you an innovator exploring opportunities to support caregivers, an executive looking to better understand and support the caregivers on your team, or a family caregiver who wants to understand the landscape of innovation? Join us as we start a conversation focused on innovating to recognize, honor, and support family caregivers.
 Thursday, October 8
Medicaid Updates
Program Year 2020 Timeline
MAPIR opened for Program Year 2020 (PY2020) applications on October 1, 2020. To assist you with your PY2020 application, the following resources are now available:
Webinar: Timelines for PY2020 and PY2021
The timelines for PY2020 and PY2021 are different from previous program years. Join us for a webinar that will help you plan for the months ahead as we explain the accelerated timelines and adjusted attestation windows and highlight important deadlines to consider for both program years. This webinar is designed to provide all the information you need to successfully participate in the final two years of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
October 7
Application Programming Interface (API)
For Program Year 2020, If you have not yet enabled your API, please contact our Technical Assistance team at

To learn more about MU Objective 5 and the API requirements, view the recording of our recent webinar that explores the requirements and provides examples of supporting documentation.
Learning Collaborative: Telehealth
This November, MeHI will host a virtual event centered on telehealth. This half-day online event will offer a unique opportunity to explore all things telehealth: everything from the benefits and potential drawbacks, to considerations about privacy and reimbursement. The Learning Collaborative format allows attendees to shape the discussion and contribute their insights as we develop resources for the provider community. If you are interested in participating, please contact Lis Renczkowski at
Spotlight On Cybersecurity
Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month
This October, concurrent with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month will highlight the robust cybersecurity ecosystem in our state.

Designed to recognize and highlight the broad audiences that come together in the Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem, the theme this year is “Collaborating for a Secure Future.” Educational institutions, businesses, R&D centers, policy leaders, investors, and technology groups all help to make Massachusetts a national cybersecurity leader, enabling the Commonwealth's citizens and economy to thrive in the face of growing threats. 

MeHI Director, Laurance Stuntz, will be moderating a panel on cybersecurity and telehealth during the Mass CyberCenter’s signature event, the Mass Cyber Forum on October 29. 
Events will take place across Massachusetts throughout the month. To learn about the events and how to get involved, visit the Mass Cyber Center website
Mass HIway Updates
Webinar: Provider Directory 2.0
The Mass HIway’s new Provider Directory, HIway Provider Directory 2.0 (PD 2.0), replaces the HIway’s original Provider Directory. PD 2.0 includes an expanded list of clinicians and other providers who participate in HIE and the Mass HIway, and provides enhanced features for easier searching of providers and their Direct Addresses.
This webinar will discuss how you can gain access to PD 2.0 and leverage this valuable resource to find new trading partners for supporting Promoting Interoperability, Meaningful Use, and other HIE metrics. We will also address how to troubleshoot potential issues, and how you can ensure the information for your organization is listed accurately.
Tuesday, October 20
2020 Attestation Forms
Now Available
The 2020 Mass HIway online Attestation Forms and Exception Form are now available. Provider Organizations must attest using the online version of the forms. PDF forms will not be accepted. Please click below to access the forms and detailed information and instructions.

The attestation window runs from August 1 - December 31, 2020. All organizations that had to meet the Connection Requirement by January 1, 2020 must submit an attestation to the Mass HIway by December 31, 2020. If an organization was unable to meet the Connection Requirement, it must complete an Exception Form for review and consideration by the Mass HIway.
For more information, see the Mass HIway Regulations FAQs. You can also find detailed information about the Regulations, including educational presentations, here. You can also submit questions to the Mass HIway at