Phase 2 REC Enrollment
eHealthCT has opened enrollment in its REC program to assist approximately 150 new priority primary care providers in achieving meaningful use of their practice's Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
Phase 2 Eligibility
For qualified providers, REC services are subsidized for individual providers by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. To be eligible to receive these services, your practice must include Priority Primary Care Providers.
Priority Primary Care Providers (PPCPs) are defined as a licensed Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), a nurse practitioner (NP), or Physician Assistant (PA) with prescriptive privileges who provides primary care services in the areas of Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics.
Providers will be eligible for Phase 2 enrollment and these federally subsidized services basd on the following criteria:
- The practice must be a primary care practice with 10 or fewer providers practicing primary care in either Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, or Ob/Gyn;
- The practice must be live on an EHR or able to demonstrate to eHealthCT with reasonable certainty the ability to go-live by January 31, 2013;
- The practice and its providers must agree to attest to meaningful use by September 1, 2013.
Scope of Work and Program Cost:
Phase 2 enrollment will offer only one scope of work to assist a provider practice that is live on an EHR achieve and attest to Stage 1 meaningful use of its EHR system. New provider practices will be charged $250 per provider. provider practices will be required to pay $150/provider to eHealthCT when the practice signs a provider agreement. A final paymentof $100/provider will be required when the providers in the practice attest to meaningful use.
eHealthCT will determine eligibility and enroll providers in the REC program. eHealthCT will provide an overview of the REC program including an explanation of roles and responsibilities for the REC, the Direct Assistance Contractor (DAC) and the provider practice.
Direct Assistance Contractors (DAC)
Direct Assistance Contractors (DAC) are the organizations that will provide technical assistance to practices and guide them through the necessary steps towards achieving meaningful use. After a thorough assessment of what services are needed, the DAC chosen by or assigned to the practice will develop a work plan that will include tasks designed to successfully:
- Select an EHR
- Implement an EHR
- Achieve Meaningful Use
If you have an existing relationship with one of our DACs the REC will confirm your choice and the DAC will contact you. If you need help selecting one, the REC will work with you to assign the appropriate DAC based on your needs. The following is a list of our current DACs.
- Community Health Center Association of CT
- Community Health Center, Inc.
- Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation
- Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
- Medical Practice Partners
- Medical Professional Services (MPS)
- Meriden Wallingford IPA
- Practice Central, LLC
- Pro Health Physicians
- St Francis Health Care Partners
- Western Connecticut Medical Group
- Yale New Haven Health
Click here for more detailed information about these organizations.