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Health Information Exchange (HIE) Connectivity Grant: Connecting Patients and Providers with Health Information Exchange

Grant to a Washington, DC Organization to Connect
Medicaid Providers to a Health Information System

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF)

Conf. Date:

04/03/19

Deadline Date:

04/29/19 4:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grant to a Washington, DC organization to provide District Medicaid providers with onboarding support for a health information tool. Funding is intended to connect as many health providers as possible to the information exchange system in order to provide patients with safe, high-quality, and integrated care.

This request for applications (RFA) seeks proposals for a multi-year grant to provide full-service HIE onboarding support, including implementation and training, to District providers who are eligible professionals (EPs) in the Promoting Interoperability program, as well as Medicaid providers with whom EPs refer patients – or could potentially refer - patients.

This grant will support the HIE connectivity of remaining Medicaid in-patient facilities, behavioral health providers (in coordination with the Department of Behavioral Health), small, medium and large clinics, dentists, EMS and home health providers in the District. The grantee shall ensure that financial and technical assistance and training is provided free of charge and that nearly all Medicaid providers will be sending and receiving clinical and encounter information via HIE by the end of the grant period.

CMS funding is intended to support EPs in meeting Stage 3 meaningful use (MU) requirements under HITECH regulations and guidance. This grant will support EPs ability to meet the following MU objectives:
1. MU Objective #7 (Health Information Exchange), Measure 1: EPs will be able to send summaries of care to other providers connected through this grant;
2. MU Objective #7 (Health Information Exchange), Measure 2: EPs will be able to receive summaries of care and ingest them into their certified EHRs;
3. MU Objective #7 (Health Information Exchange), Measure 3: EPs will be able to view medications, allergies and current problem lists populated by other Medicaid providers.

Program Benefits:
https://dhcf.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dhcf/publication/attachments/HIE%20Connectivity%20RFA%20-%20FY19-21.pdf#page=11

Program Goals and Statement of Objectives:
https://dhcf.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dhcf/publication/attachments/HIE%20Connectivity%20RFA%20-%20FY19-21.pdf#page=17

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185694

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,400,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

FY19 (Base Year): $1,400,000
FY20 (Option Year 1): $2,150,000
FY21 (Option Year 2): $1,500,000

Term of Contract:

Grant start and end dates: Award date to September 30, 2019 with the option to extend up to two (2) option years, through September 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply for this grant.
1. Have the authority to enter into an agreement with DHCF and be in compliance with applicable District of Columbia laws and regulations.
2. Be a registered organization in good standing with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), Corporation Division, the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR), the Department of Employment Services (DOES), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and demonstrate Clean Hands certification at the time of application.

Sub-grants are permitted for qualified organizations. Applicants who plan to sub-grant shall submit a sub-grantee plan as part of their response, including a signed letter of commitment from sub-grantees.

Medicaid Providers Eligible for HIE Onboarding Services Via This Grant:
- Medicaid EHR incentive payment (MEIP) participants*
- Long-term and Post-Acute Care facilities, including nursing homes*
- Prenatal Healthcare Providers (e.g.: OB/GYN, Family Medicine, etc.) *
- Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health Providers (in coordination with the Department of Behavioral Health)
- Dental providers
- Medium and large ambulatory clinics
- Pharmacies
- Emergency Medical Services
- School-Based Health Clinics
- Other Non-EPs who help EPs achieve Meaningful Use*
*Year 1 primary targeted providers.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Conference
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EDT
Department of Health Care Finance
441 4th St. NW, 11th Floor, Conference Room, #1112
Washington, DC 20001

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates and Information:
- RFA release: Friday, March 29, 2019
- Pre-application meeting: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Deadline to submit written questions: Friday, April 5, 2019 by 4:00 PM Eastern
- Answers to questions available at https://dhcf.dc.gov/page/dhcfgrant-opportunities by Friday, April 12, 2019
- Application due: Monday, April 29, 2019 by 4:00 PM Eastern
- Award announcement (expected): Spring 2019

This is a reimbursable grant and funding will not be transferred to the grantee in advance.

District of Columbia State Medicaid Health IT Plan (SMHP):
https://dhcf.dc.gov/hitroadmap

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit written questions to Michael.Fraser@dc.gov.

Applications must be submitted in person and in their entirety to:
DHCF
c/o Michael Fraser
441 4th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
9th Floor Reception Desk

healthit@dc.gov
TEL: (202) 442-5988

Funding or Pin Number:

DHCF-2019-002 HIE Connectivity Grant

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