AtlantiCare Health Solutions is an Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) that anticipates making application to the Medicare Shared Services Program (“MSSP”) in 2013. Ensuring that the providers enrolled in the ACO have electronic health record (“EHR”) technology and applications that can accurately exchange data with AtlantiCare systems is essential to capturing quality data, supporting care protocols and coordinating care for patients whose physician participates in the ACO. Accordingly, it has determined that providing subsidies to providers enrolled in the ACO for EHR acquisition, implementation and connectivity to AtlantiCare systems is an ACO start-up cost reasonably related to the purposes of the MSSP, including promoting accountability for the quality, cost and overall management of the patient population; managing and coordinating care for the patient population; and is an investment in the infrastructure of the ACO that will support redesigned care processes for high quality and efficient service delivery for patients.
At this time, AtlantiCare has identified eClinicalWorks as the EHR Vendor available for the grant. AtlantiCare may include additional EHR Vendors to this program in the future in accordance with AtlantiCare Enterprise IT Strategy.
Providers receiving a subsidiary are required to enter into a written agreement with eClinicalWorks for the purchase of software, implementation, maintenance and support services within 90 days of receiving notice that the grant is approved. These EHR Services are offered directly to the provider from eClinical. AtlantiCare will provide limited implementation and post-implementation support to the provider. Implementation must be completed within 180 days of receiving notice the grant is approved. Providers must meet the foregoing milestones to receive the grant.
This program is intended to comply in all respects with all applicable law, and is a start-up cost under the Pre-Participation Wavier for the MSSP.
Applicants must complete and sign the AtlantiCare EHR ACO Subsidy Application and submit the same on or before ____________.
Please direct all questions about the AtlantiCare EHR ACO Subsidy Program Pam Jenner, Director, Ambulatory Applications and Technology.
AtlantiCare reserves the right to change and/or terminate this Program at any time without notice.