March 2019 HIT Newsletter

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Clinical Data Repository updates

HIT website updates

To improve usability and accessibility of our website, the HIT team made the following changes. We:

  • Moved the content from the HIT section of the Medicaid Transformation resource page to the HIT webpage.
  • Added a Meetings & materials page for all webinar and meeting notifications. This is also the place to go to sign up for the regular HIT operations plan meetings.
  • Added a How we work page to store everything produced for the HIT operations plan. This is the place to go for technical assistance slides and updates to the plan.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

HIT in the community

Web portal is now open for viewing data

The CDR web portal is available for viewing by all licensed processionals. This includes physical and behavioral health providers and their delegates.

Some things to remember:

  • All organizations viewing CDR data must be a HIPAA covered entity and have a signed Health Information Exchange participation agreement with OneHealthPort.
  • Only staff with a need to view individual client-level data may access the CDR. (As determined by their manager and configured by their internal IT access staff.) This is similar to how your organization grants electronic health records access.
  • Users can complete training in one hour or less. Organizations using the CDR will not incur training costs from OneHealthPort or HCA. Reference materials are available on OneHealthPort’s website.

The User Acceptance Testing domain is open and ready for testing for those who have not completed CDR onboarding. OneHealthPort will work with vendors to help remaining providers complete their onboarding activities.

“Small provider” exception

Organizations with less than four providers are exempt from submitting Continuity of Care documents (CCDs) to the CDR until July 1, 2019. In addition, all providers may view CDR data, regardless if they currently submit CCDs.

If your organization would like to begin using the CDR, please contact OneHealthPort. If you are using the CDR web portal and want to share feedback, please contact HIT at

Promoting Interoperability updates

eMIPP enhancement to implement IPPS Final Rule scheduled for 6/28/2019

The portal will be opening 6/28/2019 for 2018 attestation!

Changes to the Final Rule include:

  • Updating the screens to reflect the program name Promoting Interoperability Program or PIP.
  • Removing the option to select a “Stage” for program year 2019.
  • Adding functionality to accept 2019 QRDA3 files.
  • Minor verbiage changes in the 2018 CQM’s

Portal dates for future years


Open: 6/28/2019

Close: 8/27/2019

2019 (first year MU only)

Open: 6/28/2019 

Close: 2/28/2020

2019 (years 2 - 6)

Open: 1/1/2020

Close: 2/28/2020

Security Risk Assessment Tool Update

An updated version of the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) tool is available that includes bug fixes, enhancements, and a security patch.  We encourage those running the previous version to upgrade as soon as possible.


eCQM Annual Update Pre-Publication Document Now Available


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards and code system versions used in the updated electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for potential use in CMS quality reporting programs for 2020 reporting/performance period. 



ONC’s proposed rule is now open for public comment. The proposed rule seeks to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. We value all of your feedback as it helps inform the rulemaking process. Comments are due May 3, 2019.



The CMS proposed rule is now open for public comment. The rule aims to advance interoperability and patient access to health data through new proposals. Comments are due May 3, 2019. 



Paid for Year 1 = 87 ($ 63,568,957.00)

Paid for Year 2 = 81 ($ 36,102,305.00)

Paid for Year 3 = 77 ($ 29,081,024.00)

Paid for Year 4 = 64 ($ 21,714,431.29)


Paid for Year 1 = 6,938 ($ 146,795,030.00)

Paid for Year 2 = 3,537 ($ 29,914,351.00)

Paid for Year 3 = 2,459 ($ 20,847,673.00)

Paid for Year 4 = 1,773 ($ 15,019,506.00)

Paid for Year 5 = 1,210 ($ 10,262,336.00)

Paid for Year 6 = 577 ($ 4,873,248.00)

Grand total = $378,178,861.29