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New Interactive Tool Simplifies Proposed 2014 Participation Options

Now Available: Interactive Tool to Help Providers Understand 2014 CEHRT NPRM

In May 2014, CMS released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would grant flexibility to providers who are experiencing difficulties fully implementing 2014 Edition certified EHR technology (CEHRT) to attest this year.

L.A. Care Receives $200,000 Grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation to Improve Patient Access to Specialty Care

Nation’s largest publicly operated health plan expands eConsult program to enable better collaboration between primary care providers and specialists

LOS ANGELES – L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, announced that it was awarded a $200,000 grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation to further develop eConsult. 

EHR Support for L.A. County Health Care Providers to Continue into 2015 with L.A. Care Extension Award

HITEC-LA, a project of L.A. Care Health Plan, helps small practices and clinics switch from paper files to electronic records that help improve patient care

LOS ANGELES – HITEC-LA, a project of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan,  has been awarded a one year no cost extension from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The extension is through April 2015.

L.A. Care Awarded Contract from Clinic Association to Further Electronic Health Record Implementation

A Project of L.A. Care Health Plan, HITEC-LA Continues to Help 27 L.A. County Health Centers Reach Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Improve Care Quality

LOS ANGELES – HITEC-LA, a project of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, has been awarded a second year contract from the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) to further implement certified electronic health records (EHRs).

More Than 2,500 HITEC-LA Eligible Primary Care Providers Achieve Meaningful Use

A project of L.A. Care Health Plan, HITEC-LA helps small practices and clinics switch from paper files to electronic records that help improve patient care

LOS ANGELES – HITEC-LA announced that more than 2,500 of its members who are eligible primary care providers have reached meaningful use with certified electronic health record (EHR) systems.  A project of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, HITEC-LA’s goal is to help 3,000 eligible primary care providers in L.A.

Stage 1 or 2 Tool

Click here to access a tool that will let EPs know whether they need to file for Stage 1 or Stage 2 measures based on their starting year.  This is for both Medicare and Medicaid and give a good print out for the EP to file with their audit paperwork.

Blue Button Guides for Providers and Patients

With patient engagement becoming a significant focus in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, Blue Button will play an important role for providers and patients alike. We've developed two resources for RECs to share with providers:

Click here to download a guide for patients about Blue Button that specifies what it is, how to use it and why it is beneficial to have access to personal health information.

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