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CMS Expands Investment to support State Health Information Exchange with Human Services

March 11, 2016


CMS through its Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has prioritized expansion of incentives and investments to support states in the redesign of their Medicaid eligibility and/or claims processing and information retrieval systems.  In 2016, CMS is expanding interpretation of the scope of State expenditures eligible for the 90 percent HITECH match, given the greater importance of health information exchange and coordination of care across providers and transitions of care in Meaningful Use modified Stage 2 and Stage 3.   The expanded opportunities now encompass new models of delivery system reform to improve health outcomes while controlling costs. Specifically, home and community-based services to seniors and people with disabilities, behavioral health and integration with other human services programs, and improved state-specific MMIS and program IT systems (TANF, SNAP) as well as improved data analytics.

Learn more at https://www.medicaid.gov.

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