Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP)
In an effort to increase HIE adoption across New York State for Medicaid Eligible Professionals (EPs), the New York State Department of Health (NYS-DOH) has worked with CMS to establish the Data Exchange Incentive Program. This program offers funding to help offset the cost burden to EPs when building EHR interfaces with their local Qualified Entities (QEs) to exchange data via the Health Information Exchange (HIE). These interfaces increase the amount of data available to providers and patients across the state via the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY).
CMS and ONC have updated the guidance for Medicaid HITECH funding for Health Information Exchange that more aggressively supports Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Stage 3.
Currently this program is only open to organizations with Medicare or Medicaid Eligible Professionals, Article 28 Nursing Homes and Diagnostic Treatment Centers, and Behavioral Health Providers with Medicaid Parcticioners. Eventually this program may be extended to include correctional health providers, pharmacies, laboratories, emergency service providers, and community-based Medicaid providers, so long as such connections help an Eligible Provider demonstrate Meaningful Use. If you would like to be notified when funding is expanded to the above provider types please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) oversees enrollment and disbursement of payments on behalf of the NYS-DOH. Limited funding is available and this program is operated on a first-come, first-served basis.