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Stay informed on important updates regarding Health IT in Massachusetts by frequently checking this page. We will routinely post announcements on program updates, new and revised regulations, deadlines and extensions, and other relevant notices.  

Massachusetts Releases RFR to Procure EMR System for the Soldiers’ Homes in Chelsea and Holyoke

June 30, 2020

Source: The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Virtual Bidders' Conference on July 9, 2020.  Bid responses due August 10, 2020.

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Final MAeHC Grant Program Announced

June 29, 2020

Source: MassDigitalHealth editors

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit pioneer and national leader in health information technology for over 15 years, is winding down its operations in 2020. As part of the winding down process, MAeHC is distributing grants of up to $250,000 to certain Massachusetts-based Section 501(c)(3) charitable organizations to further its vision and mission.

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Baker-Polito Administration Funds Aging Innovation Hub in Cambridge

November 1, 2018

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

BOSTON – During an event today at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Kendall Square, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded a $100,000 grant providing seed funding for AGENCY, a new coworking innovation hub for collective impact where entrepreneurs, enterprises, elders, and experts can work side-by-side to explore and apply ideas for aging populations around the globe.  

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Mass. Digital Health Initiative Continues Support for TechSpring Innovation Hub

June 28, 2018

Source: MeHI/MassTech

Grant from Mass. eHealth Institute brings Commonwealth’s Funding to $240,000 Over Past 3 Years

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Using Opt Out to Demonstrate MU Modified Stage 2

February 23, 2018

Source: MeHI, Massachusetts eHealth Institute

 

When patients elect to Opt Out of participating in electronic access to their Health Information, this impacts a provider’s ability to meet two related Meaningful Use Modified Stage 2* measures:

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Physician Quality Reporting System 2016 Informal Review Process

September 9, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

In 2016, CMS will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites, and group practices participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) group practice reporting option (GPRO) (including Accountable Care

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Updated Stage 2 Summary of Care FAQ Provides Guidance on Measure #3

June 30, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Discontinuation of NIST EHR-Randomizer Application; Effective July 1
To keep you updated with information on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, CMS has recently updated an FAQ about the Stage 2 Summary of Care objective. We encourage you to stay informed by taking a few minutes to review the new information below.

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Program Year 2014 Deadline for MassHealth EHR Incentive Program

May 15, 2015

Source: MassHealth EHR Incentive Program

The deadline for Eligible Professionals to attest for the 2014 Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is June 24, 2015. We encourage you to submit your application early.

For more information on attestation, please visit these websites:

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MeHI's New Videos Educate Viewers on the Value of Health IT

February 27, 2015

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

MeHI is pleased to announce the release of four videos, which highlight the positive ways Health IT impacts care across Massachusetts from the providers' perspective.

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Reminder: Deadline for Eligible Professionals to Register Intent for a Public Health Measure is March 1

February 25, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

If you are an eligible professional participating in the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and are planning to meet one of the Stage 2 public health measures, the deadline to register your intent to initiate ongoing submission with your public health agency (PHA), program, or other body

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