The MO HealthNet Division announced it has expanded the HIE Onboarding Program to include ALL Medicaid Providers
The MO HealthNet Division announced October 28, 2020, that it is expanding the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Onboarding Program to include ALL Medicaid providers. Previously the program was limited to Medicaid providers that participated in Meaningful Use and the electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs.
Expanding the program means that now any Medicaid provider (post-acute care, behavioral health, pharmacy, acute, ambulatory, labs, public health agencies, community based organizations, etc.) can now benefit from the program and Onboard for free to the Missouri Health Connection (MHC) HIE network.
Implementation costs can sometimes be a barrier for health care providers to be able to participate with MHC which is why we are so thrilled about the MO HealthNet HIE Onboarding Program. This program is a combination state and federal funds for Medicaid providers that want to connect to MHC’s HIE network. The HIE Onboarding Program is a demonstration of the MO HealthNet Division’s investment in and support of a stronger and more robust interoperability between Medicaid providers to facilitate high quality exchange of health information throughout the state.
MO Medicaid Providers are eligible for the HIE Onboarding Program and will receive the following cost-free benefits:
- Implementation/Onboarding costs to establish a connection between MHC and the eligible provider/eligible hospital (EP/EHs) EHR system. Onboarding to the MHC HIE network requires a data interface to be established between the MHC HIE network and a provider’s EHR system so that a bi-directional exchange of health data can be accomplished and facilitated;
- MHC’s first year of MHC Annual Subscription Fees for bi-directional query-based clinical document exchange, real-time encounter-based alerts and public health reporting requirements; and
- The EHR interface fee assessed by the EH/EPs EHR vendor to establish the connection to MHC.
MHC strongly encourages any Missouri Medicaid providers to contact MHC as soon as possible to get in the queue to onboard to MHC’s HIE network by taking advantage of the funding available.
Act quickly because MHC must have you onboarded before September 2021.
For more information about the MO HealthNet HIE Onboarding Program, visit the Health Information Exchange Onboarding page of our website.