January 13, 2017
Update: HIE Onboarding Program Request for Information from HIE Entities
On December 13, 2016, OHA released a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit information from organizations operating an active health information exchange (HIE) in Oregon. OHA asked such entities to provide information to assist with the development of criteria which may be used in possible future procurements related to the HIE Onboarding Program.
The RFI was publically announced and posted on the ORPIN website (see story below). It closed at noon on December 30, 2016. The text of the RFI is available here
. If you have further questions about the RFI or program, please email Kristin Bork at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 14, 2016
Information from Health Information Exchange Entities
The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Office of Health
Information Technology has posted a Request for Information (RFI) OHA-1038-16 (Health Information Technology for Economic and
Clinical Health Act) on the state's procurement and contracting site, ORPIN.
The purpose of this RFI is
to solicit information from organizations operating an active health
information exchange (HIE) in Oregon. This RFI is for information gathering
purposes in order to assist with criteria which may be used in possible future
procurements related to the HIE Onboarding Program (HOP). The HOP will help
Medicaid providers meet multiple Meaningful Use objectives and promote the
exchange of health care information among Oregon providers.
relates to the guidance provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the State Medicaid Director letter (16-003) on February 29, 2016.
The RFI will close on December 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (PST).
October 19, 2016
HITECH HIE Onboarding Update - New Guidance
OHA is in the planning phase for a new Health Information
Exchange (HIE) Onboarding Program. The program will help accelerate the
onboarding of Medicaid providers and clinics to existing and emerging health
In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a State
Medicaid Director letter updating the guidance for how states can use HITECH
(Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) funds for
advancing health information exchange.
Under the new guidance, federal funding is available at the
90 percent matching rate for activities which promote health information
exchange for any Medicaid provider (including behavioral health, long term
care, corrections, etc.), so long as those activities enable eligible providers
meet meaningful use requirements. States are responsible for covering the
remaining 10 percent.
OHA’s Office of Health IT will be working with stakeholders
and partners to define Oregon’s efforts. Once finalized, Oregon must submit its
proposal for the HIE Onboarding Program to CMS for review and approval.
Once approved by CMS, OHA will formally announce the
program, including eligibility, criteria, application process, and timelines.
OHA anticipates funding will be available in 2018. We appreciate your interest
and encourage you to continue to check our website for more details in the
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