May 2019 HIT Newsletter

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In this issue

Clinical Data Repository (CDR):

Electronic Health Records (EHR):

  • CMS EHR Help desk: 1-888-734-6433 option #1
  • CMS account security: 1-866-484-8049 option #3

Clinical Data Repository updates

CDR by the numbers

  • To date providers submitted over 9.6 million Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) to the CDR!
  • Over 80 individual providers successfully transmitted CCDs in April!
  • Over 480,000 CCDs were transmitted in April!

HIT in the community

First year offer!

For new subscribers, and until further notice, OneHealthPort is waiving the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Participant Annual Subscription fee for one year to view patient data through the CDR web portal. Use of other HIE services during this period voids the offer. Please contact OneHealthPort for complete details.

“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 you are using the CDR web portal and want to share feedback, please contact HIT at

Web portal is now open for viewing data

The CDR web portal is available for viewing by all licensed professionals. 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.

Promoting Interoperability updates

2018 Attestations Begin June 28th!

The attestation portal for 2018 opens on June 28th and closes August 27th. Please be sure you have completed any 2017 attestation prior to that (and have received payment) or you won't be able to attest for 2018 until you do. You may also attest to 2019 MU Year 1 on June 28th to February 28th.


All documents supporting attestations must be kept for 6 years. Also, all documentation or screenshots should be labeled, legible, and dated within the reporting period whenever possible to ensure they can be associated with the appropriate objectives/measures. You can find audit information on our website

Medicaid HITECH Updates

2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology

Beginning with program year 2019, EPs must use 2015 Edition certified EHR technology. The 2015 Edition functionality must be in place by the first day of the EHR reporting period and the product must be certified to the 2015 Edition criteria by the last day of the EHR reporting period. The EP must be using the 2015 Edition functionality for the full EHR reporting period.  In many situations the product may be deployed, but pending certification.  As long as the certification is received by the last day of the reporting period, the EP will be able to meet the Stage 3 objectives and measures.

Updated eCQM Materials

The Updated eCQM Specifications and eCQM Materials for 2020 Reporting Are Now Available on the eCQI Resource Center. Please visit this resource.

Medicaid HITECH Multi-Regional Meetings

The Medicaid HITECH multi-regional meetings are quickly approaching! If you have not yet registered, please do so ASAP. You can visit the HITECH TA Site for more information.

2018 Stage 3 Webinar

We have put together a Stage 3 webinar that you can find on our website. This webinar includes helpful information and important dates regarding Stage 3 for 2018 only

Health Information Technology updates

The Health IT Operational Plan monthly meeting occurs the last Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in participating you can register here.

If you would like to view past presentations and materials you can do so on our website



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 = 65 ($22,902,031.53)


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

Paid for Year 2 = 3,543 ($29,965,351.00)

Paid for Year 3 = 2,473 ($20,966,673.00)

Paid for Year 4 = 1,792 ($15,181,006.00)

Paid for Year 5 = 1,227 ($10,406,836.00)

Paid for Year 6 = 600 ($5,066,733.81)

Grand total = $380,035,947.30