News From MeHI
September 2021
MeHI and Lever are pleased to announce the eight finalists for the first Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge, a new program meant to identify and grow digital health tools that will help drive economic recovery from the pandemic. The Challenge is focused on finding solutions to help unpaid family caregivers manage caregiving tasks that were exacerbated by the pandemic and more easily return to work.
All eight finalists will participate in a three-month accelerator program run by Lever, then compete for a total of $250,000 in “tuition” at one of nine R&D centers in MeHI’s Digital Health Sandbox Network. Winners will use the tuition to complete a six-month project with their chosen R&D partner to test and validate their product or service.
Telehealth Coverage, Reimbursement, and
Equitable Patient Access in a Post-Pandemic World
MeHI will host a workshop in partnership with the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association on telehealth coverage, reimbursement, and equitable patient access on Sept. 29th from 10:00am-Noon. The workshop is part of a series on telehealth, originating with our Fall 2020 Learning Collaborative.

This interactive, virtual event will explore coverage for telehealth services, including an overview of federal and state telehealth reimbursement policies, as well as a discussion of lessons learned during the pandemic.

The event will also feature a panel discussion on equitable patient access to telehealth as the healthcare community moves forward following the COVID-19 public health emergency.


  • Dr. Assaad Sayah, Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Susan Adams, PMP, Vice President, Health Informatics at the Mass League of Community Health Centers
  • Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre, Chief Medical Officer at Harbor Health
  • Curt Swanson-Lewis, Manager of Patient Access at Planned Parenthood League of MA
Telehealth Coverage, Reimbursement, and Equitable Patient Access

September 29, 2021
Massachusetts Digital Health organizations are actively seeking scientists, executives, and providers to bring operations and clinical expertise to their organizations. As the only free resource solely dedicated to open digital health roles in Massachusetts, the MassDigitalHealth jobs board is the best way to stay up-to-date on the hiring activity in the sector. Below are a few examples of the over 2,600 open roles currently on the board:

Find your next career at and email Paul Bosco at if you have any questions.
Per the HITECH Act, all Medicaid EHR Incentives must be paid by December 31, 2021. To be paid on time, applications must be validated and approved by November 12, 2021.  
Any application cycling due to incomplete attestations or inadequate supporting documentation may result in missing the approval deadline. Ensure your application can be approved on time to receive payment. Review the Supporting Documentation guide and make sure your supporting documentation is complete, meets all the requirements, and is uploaded in MAPIR as soon as possible

We encourage you to speak with a Technical Assistant or Analyst about the documentation requested for approval. Our experts are here to help make your final attestation year as seamless as possible. We are waiting to assist you. Contact us today at 855-627-7347 or send an email to

You may also wish to review the resources below:

Attestation Forms Now Available
Provider organizations can now submit attestation/exception forms regarding their efforts to meet the HIway Connection Requirement in 2020. Although Provider Organizations must make their attestation submission through the online webforms, the HIway recommends that you first plan your answers using the PDF version of the appropriate form. Please click below to access the forms and detailed information and instructions.
All organizations required to meet the Connection Requirement by January 1, 2021 (that is, all acute care hospitals, community health centers, and medium/large medical ambulatory practices) must submit an attestation form by October 31, 2021. If an organization was unable to meet the Connection Requirement, it must submit an Exception Form. For more information, see the FAQs regarding the Mass HIway Regulations and Connection Requirement. You can also find detailed information about the regulations, including educational presentationshere.
You can also submit questions directly to the Mass HIway at
Upcoming Events
TODAY: Supporting Family Caregivers -
Employer Responses to the COVID Pandemic
Join the Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition on Thursday, September 23 at 1:00pm as we discuss data and insights on the impact of COVID on employed family caregivers. Moderated by Liz O’Donnell, founder of Working Daughter, with senior representatives from AARP and Wellthy, the conversation will focus on ways the business community has responded and continue to respond to the pandemic in support of the family caregivers in their employee ranks.
September 23, 2021
Cybersecurity: Helping Older Adults Stay
Safer on the Internet
This webinar will focus on what tools LeadingAge provider members can use to help their residents understand and mitigate the risks of these threats. The information shared will to equip attendees to help spot cybercrime signals, answer resident questions, and take steps to help those entangled scams.
October 5, 2021
Healthcare Provider Cybersecurity Monthly Call
Registration is open for the next call in the Healthcare Provider Cybersecurity Monthly Call series, occurring on Thursday, October 14 at 10:00am. These calls occur on the second Thursday of every month and feature a discussion leader from CISA and the Commonwealth Fusion Center to provide updates on emerging threats. If you have any questions on the series, please contact Paul Bosco at
October 14, 2021