Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) - HIE Adoption
Note: Program changes were implemented Tuesday, May 30, 2017, to allow for streamlining of DEIP processing and payments. For more info, go to the New York eHealth Collaborative website. Questions? Email email@example.com.
About the Program
The New York State Department of Health (DOH), with support from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has established the Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) to increase HIE adoption across the State for Medicaid providers.
Building EHR interfaces to New York State Qualified Entities (QEs) will increase the quantity of data in the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) and build value for the providers and patients at the point of care. Participating organizations are incentivized to contribute a pre-defined set of data elements to the SHIN-NY through a QE. The Rochester RHIO is one of eight QEs in New York State. This program is designed to help defray the cost for an organization when connecting to a local QE.
New York eHealth Collaborative is coordinating the rollout of the program and the incentive payments on behalf of the State Department of Health. Limited funding is available, and this program is operated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Guidance: Article 28 Hospitals and other Regulated Entities
To continue advancing the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) and adhere to the SHIN-NY Regulation (Addition of Part 300 to Title 10 NYCRR (Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), which was codified on March 9, 2016), the Department of Health has set an objective to increase the quantity and quality of data contributed to the SHIN-NY by hospitals and other healthcare providers. In doing so, the network can better support statewide efforts to improve healthcare quality, coordination and efficiency of patient care, and reduce medical errors, amongst many other benefits. The Rochester RHIO is a member of the SHIN-NY.
Pursuant to the Regulation, all Article 28 Hospitals are to be participating in and contributing data to the SHIN-NY by March 9, 2017. Other types entities are to participate and contribute data to the SHIN-NY by March 9, 2018.
For more information on the types of entities that need to participate by 2018, or the Common Clinical Data Set for contributing data, go to the New York eHealth Collaborative website.
For federal standards and certification deadlines, go to the HealthIT.gov website.
The Rochester RHIO provides onsite training and web-based training to assist physicians and office staff with incorporating RHIO software tools into their daily workflow. RHIO supplies each office with patient communication materials outlining the value and capabilities of our community health information exchange. These materials aid in patient education efforts by detailing the value of patient participation.
In order to use the Rochester RHIO's clinical query portal, each user is required to complete initial training. RHIO users are also required to complete annual refresher training to review RHIO policies and services along with HIPAA compliance. Refresher training can be completed online, by participation in a webinar, or through an onsite training session administrated by RHIO staff. When completing any RHIO training, the user must attest that the training activity was completed.
Download Community/Quality Measures
As healthcare reform continues, the industry’s headlong shift from fee-for-service to a pay-for-performance model means quality improvement projects have become more top-of-mind for hospitals and healthcare systems, and this means that clinical metrics are more important than ever.
The Community Metrics Cross Walk team is now providing links to the most updated documents for your review as you plan your data analytics program.
Previous: 2016 Community Measures Crosswalk [Release Date: July 1, 2016]
The data provided in the 2016 Community Measures Crosswalk begins with the CMS Master List, issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We identified those measures that practices in our community needed to access by adding tabs for MACRA, PCMH, FQHC, HEDIS, GRIPA, and more.
The Community Measures Crosswalk Workgroup is a subgroup of the Rochester PCMH Collaborative. Members include:
- Deb Blanchard, RRHS
- Diane Dale, Canisteo Valley Family Medicine
- Cynthia Korpal, URMC
- Gloria Hitchcock, Rochester RHIO
- Martha Osowski, URMC
- Nancy Buffum-Herman, FLPPS
Comments and suggestions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health information technology (HIT) is changing the way that health care is delivered in our community, in New York State, and across the country. The goal of HIT adoption and meaningful use is to enable improvement in health care quality, increase affordability and advance health care outcomes by supporting medical decisions and the delivery of coordinated, preventive, patient-centered care.
If you would like specific information on resources for medical practices planning to purchase electronic health record systems,visit the Services section of this website, or contact our Regional Account team at 877.865.RHIO (7446).
For general background on health information technology and government initiatives to promote it, these resources may be helpful.