A monthly roundup of news and updates from MX
June 2023 Edition
Webinar Recording Available Now!
Earlier this month, Manifest MedEx convened a panel of national interoperability experts to discuss the concept of a “health data utility” (HDU) that some states are pursuing – one where the infrastructure for sharing health information is seamless, secure, and equitable – like the infrastructure that delivers electricity, water, and gas.
Missed the webinar? Catch up as we discuss the HDU model and the opportunity for California to create a digital health data safety net that can advance HDU infrastructure in our state to serve all providers and all Californians, including the most vulnerable who rely on Medi-Cal, Medicare, and public health support.
The recording is now available here. Please feel free to share with colleagues who may be interested.
Data Sharing Agreement (DSA): Awaiting QHIO Application
- Qualified Health Information Organizations (QHIOs);
- DSA Signatory Grants for onboarding to QHIOs and other DSA technology solutions; and
- Finalized DSA Policies and Procedures (P&Ps) as well as those in development.
CDII also briefly reviewed plans to implement its Strategy for Digital Identities—beginning with individuals receiving health and social services across multiple state departments—and an eventual DSA Participant Directory to help Signatories exchange data via their chosen technology or intermediaries.
QHIOs are among the most crucial intermediaries that DSA Signatories will have the option of using to comply with and benefit from the Data Exchange Framework. At the first June stakeholder meeting, CDII acknowledged receipt of numerous public comments on the draft QHIO application. Manifest MedEx urged CDII to reconsider its pending decision on whether to stipulate that QHIOs be nonprofit entities willing and able to serve all mandatory types of DSA Signatories, and to adhere to its proposed requirement for all QHIOs to possess the most rigorous industry-standard security certification. Foregoing these criteria—which are essential to the health data utility model that other states have pursued—risks undermining California’s ability to create a digital health data safety net.
Once CDII posts the final application in the coming weeks, Manifest MedEx is fully prepared to respond and seek QHIO status. Meanwhile, we are available to support DSA Signatories who are eligible to apply for the second round of DSA funding that is expected to open shortly.
Stakeholders at the second June meeting held a deeper discussion on draft P&Ps under consideration, including amendments to the Privacy Standards and Security Safeguards, a new policy on Real-Time Exchange, and a Glossary of Defined Terms that will apply across the entire set of P&Ps.
Follow us on LinkedIn @Manifest MedEx, Twitter @ManifestMedEx, and visit our DxF resource center to stay updated on the Data Exchange Framework, Data Sharing Agreement, QHIO Program, Signatory Grants, policy updates, and upcoming events!
Enhanced Care Management (ECM) Eligibility Now in MX Access!
Manifest MedEx is excited to share that we have updated the insurance tab within MX Access to now have the capability to include ECM eligibility data for health plans that send this info to us. Two additional tables have been added to the tab: Active ECM and Historical ECM. The ECM tables will allow you to see if a patient is currently eligible for Enhanced Care Management services (i.e., Active ECM table) or if a patient was previously eligible for ECM (i.e., Historical ECM table) and their assigned ECM provider NPI. This information is intended to help care teams identify ECM eligible patients and get them to the appropriate points of contact for enrollment in ECM to receive better coordinated care and support services.
If you're an interested health plan that would like to start sending ECM eligibility data so that MX can display it within MX Access, please email our Customer Success team at email@example.com.
News and Events
New data sources available on MX today:
CCDAs from the following 2 participants:
AHMC Healthcare, Inc.
Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D.
Lab data from the following 25 participants:
Bikramjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., Inc.
Bolivar Family Medical Clinic (2 locations)
Clinica Medica Centro Hispano
Corona Physicians Associates, A Medical Corporation
County of San Bernardino
Dameron Hospital Association
Diego F. Ferro, M.D., Inc.
Erica Ruiz, M.D.
F. Jimenez Medical Group DBA Upland Medical Center
Holt Medical Corporation
Impact Care Access Network, Inc. (2 locations)
James C. Ho, M.D., Medical Corporation
James S Ruppert, M.D.
Mohinder + Trevinder Ahluwalia
Norton Delgado Family Medicine
Palliative Partners, Inc.
Pediatric Medical Group of Riverside, Inc.
Ravindra Gautam, M.D.
La Paz Family Medical Clinic
RPP Family and Elder Care, Inc.
Southern California GI & Liver Centers
Strategic Wellness, Inc.
Sunmed Health & Weight Management