HealthIT: assisting health care professionals


Providers’ role

Participating providers and practices will be expected to:

  • Currently utilize certified EHR system (CEHRT), or commit to purchase and implement CEHRT
  • Develop a practice EHR implementation team with a minimum of three members, including a physician champion
  • Provide AFMC HealthIT team  access to this team via scheduled on-site visits and/or conference calls
  • Provide AFMC HealthIT team  access to practice staff members, facility and existing software/hardware to evaluate current workflow and delivery system design
  • Work with HealthIT staff to develop a reasonable timeline for the transition to EHRs and commit to adhering to that timeline
  • Work with selected EHR vendor and vendor project manager, trainer(s), and customer support (IT), with AFMC HealthIT staff serving as liaison to facilitate the transition/implementation process
  • Commit clinical staff time to complete follow-up work and attend regularly scheduled meetings with AFMC HealthIT staff
  • Participate in educational webinars and seminars/events hosted by AFMC HealthIT
  • Participate in periodic evaluation surveys of AFMC HealthIT staff
  • Commit to pursuing the Promoting Interoperability program and completing required homework, training and other activities required to achieve and sustain Promoting Interoperability

What we offer providers

AFMC HealthIT will customize its services for each individual practice based on environmental circumstances, practice needs and preferences, software/hardware capabilities, and system vendor commitments and capabilities. Our objective is to manage the project from start-up through post-transition. For all participating practices, we offer:

  • Assististance with processing changes to the EHR system
  • Help with achievement of Promoting Interoperability of the EHR system, which is required to receive financial incentives
  • Support for practice and workflow redesign
  • In-person consultation with your outreach specialist
  • Post-installation training, specific to achieving Promoting Interoperability
  • Guidance for audit preparation
  • Ongoing support to assist  the practice to receive the maximum incentive payments for which they are eligible
  • Facilitation of validation of provider
  • Access to a library of resources including training aids, tools and best practices, including tips on how to use the EHR to its full potential to improve patient care, maximize revenue, and prepare for alternate payment models
  • Complimentary monthly eNewsletter, educational webinars, and timely CMS and HIPAA updates
  • Promoting Interoperability resources

What about specialists?

Medicaid eligible specialists may elect to receive technical assistance for Promoting Interoperability attestation and security risk assessments under a consulting agreement.


Community Health Centers (CHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

If you practice in a CHC or FQHC and you are a priority primary care provider, you may earn Medicaid EHR incentives up to $8,500 per provider per year through 2021 if you utilize a certified EHR system and you meet Promoting Interoperability criteria.

To qualify, you must be a:

  • MD or DO
  • Certified nurse midwife
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant practicing in an FQHC or a RHC that is led by a physician assistant
  • Dentist

Interested in receiving more information on the Promoting Interoperability program and how to participate in the program? One of our outreach specialists will contact you for a free on-site visit to review the program with you.


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