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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.

For a limited time MX is offering $60,000 to qualifying hospitals who choose MX as their HIE partner.

In this webinar, you'll learn about new ONC interoperability rules, CMS interoperability rules, and the $50 million Cal-HOP incentive program for establishing HIE connections in California. Presented by Claudia Williams, CEO of Manifest MedEx, California's nonprofit health data network, and a former health IT policy advisor at the White House. Learn how your hospitals can each earn a $60,000 incentive bonus by connecting to health data networks. Take action on HIE progress to succeed in value-based care, reduce healthcare costs, and improve patient outcomes.

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!

Bonus! For a limited time, MX is offering $60,000 to qualifying hospitals who choose MX as their HIE partner. Here’s how it works:

  • Receive $30,000 when you sign a letter of intent to join MX and start the MX participation agreement process
  • Receive an additional $30,000 when you connect an admit, discharge, transfer (ADT) data feed to MX
  • Get one year of complimentary services from MX

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.

MX will be offering additional ambulatory-focused resources in the future. Stay tuned!

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.

Hospitals acting early to select Manifest MedEx as their HIE partner are guaranteed to earn $60,000 this year. You just need to sign up and get going with an ADT feed. MX will also share any Cal-HOP incentives we receive when you meet additional program milestones.

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

Get on the MX distribution list here. We will notify you as the Cal-HOP program advances. Sign up with MX as your HIE partner so that you are eligible for a guaranteed $60,000 this year.

3. Is there a deadline for participation?

Yes, this is a limited-time incentive program in 2019–2021 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 is expected to include a range of health data sharing milestones, such as hospital ADT feeds and connection to the CURES database. It will also likely 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. If you choose to partner with Manifest MedEx’s nonprofit network, you will receive a $30,000 signing bonus immediately for participating.

7. Are there opportunities for ambulatory practices to connect?

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