Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Voucher Program for Rural Providers
OHIET(Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust) has released the Voucher program for physician practices within Oklahoma available for Physicians practicing outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cleveland and Comanche counties.
The crux of the Voucher program has to do with enabling HIE access for more rural practices with assistance provided by OHIET to cover the initial investment necessary for Health Information Exchange access.
Download and Read the Full Announcement from OHIET about the Voucher Program.
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How the OHIET Voucher Program works for Oklahoma Practices
OHIET has an assessment process as well as an eligibility process to establish eligibility for each hospital and practice applying for funding.
OHIET Vouchers for Rural Hospitals and Providers
||Hospitals||Providers||Who is Eligible to Apply?
| Level 1
|Critical Access Hospitals
Acute Care Hospitals with at least 10% Medicaid Volume
Children's Hospitals with No Medicaid Volume
Full Service General Hospitals with more than 51 beds
|For Hospitals - Requires the ability to send and receive CCD's via Direct Standard Messaging or the equivalent. Level 1 Connectivity requires the ability to query and view individual data on patients via web based portal from the chosen HIO.
| Level 2
|Healthcare providers who are eligible for either Medicare or the Medicaid Healthcare IT Meaningful Use Incentive Program are eligible to apply for OHIET Voucher funding to offset the initial cost of HIE implementation and service.
|For Hospitals - Level 2 Connectivity requires a direct connection with a certified HIO and the ability to send structured clinical data using HL-7 protocols for transmitting CCD's and other clinical data. Eligible Hospitals will be expected to exchange hospital and ED discharge summaries to the certified HIO. Voucher funding can be applied towards the cost of contractual agreements including interface fees, initiation fees, subscriptions and support fees.
How the OHIET Voucher Program works with SMRTNET
SMRTNET will be accepting Vouchers for eligible rural hospitals and practices looking to register for HIE Access. Once your practice’s voucher has been approved SMRTNET will credit your account with the Voucher amount.
Registering for HIE access with SMRTNET will not affect your ability to use Vouchers. SMRTNET will be able to credit your account with your Voucher for OHIET.
Register your Practice for HIE Access with SMRTNET today.