Funding Increases in DOH’s Data Exchange Incentive Program

The New York eHEalth Collaborative recently announced some changes that have been made to the Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP). See below for details, directly from a recent NYeC announcement:

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) established the DEIP to increase the adoption of Health Information Exchange (HIE) across the state. Building Electronic Health Record (EHR) interfaces to Qualified Entities (QEs) will increase the quantity and quality of data in the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) and build value for providers and patients at the point of care. This program is designed to help defray the cost for an organization when connecting to a QE by incentivizing the contribution of a pre-defined set of data elements. NYeC coordinates the program and the incentive payments on behalf of the NYS DOH.

An additional change to the program relates specifically to Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionals (EPs). NYeC and NYS DOH are sunsetting the additional $500 per EP portion of the program’s incentive*. The increase in the standard Milestone 2 payment is intended to help offset the elimination of the $500 per EP. Lastly, the data contribution requirements for organizations with Medicare or Medicaid EPs has been streamlined to be consistent with the requirement for most other DEIP-eligible organizations. EPs participating in the program shall now contribute the common clinical data set in C-CDA format, as the data is available and appropriate.

The new potential incentive for eligible healthcare organizations to connect to the SHIN-NY through DEIP is $13,000 per organization. 

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