REMINDER: Friday Is Deadline to Initiate Connection to NC HealthConnex

This Friday, June 1, 2018, is the deadline by which physicians and physician assistants who accept Medicaid patients and have an electronic health record (EHR) system must have initiated a connection to NC HealthConnex, North Carolina’s designated statewide health information exchange network.

Those who cannot meet the deadline may receive an extension for their connection. To request an extension, you must:

  • Complete and sign an NC HIEA Participation Agreement;
  • Have NC HIEA countersign the agreement; and
  • Begin the onboarding process to connect to NC HealthConnex.

Medicaid will work collaboratively with providers to comply with the June 1, 2018, deadline, and will initiate corrective action, including requiring corrective action plans, to ensure all providers come into compliance, according to Dave Richards, Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance. At this time, all providers will continue to be enrolled as Medicaid providers and, as they file claims, will receive reimbursements for services and treatment of Medicaid beneficiaries.

Contact NC Health Information Exchange Authority (NCHIEA) staff at hiea@nc.gov or Medicaid at Renee.McCoy@dhhs.nc.gov with questions.

Currently, NC HealthConnex houses 4.8 million unique patient records, allowing providers to access their patients’ comprehensive records across multiple providers, and review consolidated lists of items including labs, diagnoses, allergies and medications.

 

 
 

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