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value and funding

California is prioritizing safe, coordinated health care this year by investing $50 million to help hospitals and providers participate in health information exchanges (HIEs). The program is called the California Medi-Cal HIE Onboarding Program (Cal-HOP).

You can only pick one HIE partner for Cal-HOP, so it’s important to choose wisely.

Hospitals have until September 2020 to start sending ADT alerts to community providers when patients are admitted, discharged, or transferred.

This is a new condition of participation for all hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid.

MX can help you meet this requirement on time and without breaking the bank. Join our growing network of over 100 California hospitals and let us help you meet these critical deadlines. We can take on the burden of getting your alerts to community providers.

Why pick MX?

Whether your organization is managing risk, tackling leakage, increasing efficiencies in the emergency department and at discharge, creating an ACO or CIN, or reducing readmissions, you need insights and data from outside your organization.

Manifest MedEx (MX), California’s largest nonprofit health data network, is here to help you take advantage of Cal-HOP funding and give you these missing data and insights so you can improve patient care and succeed in the market. MX is the only HIE in the state leveraging claims and clinical data to offer three powerful tools: real time encounter alerts, longitudinal records and population health dashboards.

Joining MX means you’ll know when your patients are in the hospital, what prescriptions they actually filled, and their risk for a hospital readmission. You will be able to treat them quicker in the emergency department and streamline the discharge process. You will have insights into referral patterns and leakage so that you can improve patient retention.

You get all of this + funding to help you reach your goals this year.

So what are you waiting for? Get going today!

MX is offering financial incentives to hospitals that sign up, participate in Cal-HOP, and complete their data feeds in 2020:

  • Hospitals completing an agreement by June 1, 2020 and an ADT feed by September 1, 2020 will get $30,000 per hospital
  • Hospitals completing an ORU feed by September 1, 2020 will get $35,000 per EHR connection
  • Hospitals will receive one year of complimentary service

We know there are a lot of demands on your time and teams. We hope these additional resources will make it easy to sign up and get value quickly.

What you need to know about Cal-HOP today

Get insider tips and up-to-the-minute news from our policy experts as the Cal-HOP program prepares to go live. We are working hard to ensure organizations across California will be successful in this program. Here’s the latest information we have:

1. How will the program work?

You will need to select one HIE partner. This partner will be eligible for payments based on meeting connectivity milestones. HIEs can decide how to share these resources with providers to offset their expenses.

You just need to sign up with MX and get going with an ADT feed. Hospitals completing an ORU feed by September 1, 2020 will receive $35,000 per EHR connection.

2. What should I do now to prepare for Cal-HOP?

Sign up today by emailing: sales@manifestmedex.org

3. Is there a deadline for participation?

Yes, this is a limited-time incentive program in 2020–2021 for healthcare organizations in the state of California. CMS authorization for the program ends on September 30, 2021. The incentive program is also limited to no more than $50 million, granted to the first organizations to successfully participate.

4. Who can participate in the incentive program?

Any California-based healthcare provider that serves Medi-Cal patients and is creating a new connection with a health data network can participate — from solo medical practices all the way up to the largest hospital systems.

5. What kind of health data milestones are being considered?

The program includes a range of health data sharing milestones, such as hospital ADT feeds and connection to the CURES database. It will also include advanced data sharing, such as EHR integration, FHIR application programming interfaces, and other new data types.

6. How are the incentive funds administered?

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will oversee the program and distribute the incentive funds within 45 days of receiving a valid request. Once MX receives the funds, we will distribute to our participants.

7. Are there opportunities for ambulatory practices to connect?

Yes, contact our team to talk about the Cal-HOP program for medical practices.