CliniSync HIE can supplement your Health IT needs for the CPC+ application.
Global letter of support for CPC+ practices
Upcoming webinars on CPC+
8/24 CliniSync User Group online meeting
Welcome new practices, facilities
Patient engagement article, MIPS, MACRA & MU video
8/23 webinar on tech for chronic care management
9/14 CSOHIMSS lunch & learn webinar

Global letter of support for CPC+ practices

A new CMS federal program will allow primary care practices to receive payment incentives in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative. The deadline for application is September 15. This is a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. Ohio and Northern Kentucky comprise one of 14 eligible regions. Only 5,000 practices will be chosen nationally. Here is the link to the CPC+ program for a more indepth description.

The program allows primary care practices to apply for two different tracks for incentives. Track 2 is more rigorous than the first track. As part of the application process for Track 2, practices need to provide letters of support from HIT vendors. While you will need a letter of support from your EHR vendor, you also can use CliniSync HIT as a supplement to assist you in achieving your requirements. 

HIE Services to Supplement CPC+ Track 2 Practices
  • Results Delivery -  Practices can receive patient lab results, radiology and transcribed reports directly into their EHR, such as care summaries, history & physicals, and progress notes.
  • Community Health Record – Practices can access a single community record for patient encounters with other CliniSync hospitals and providers, including related results and reports.
  • Contribute -  Practices can contribute care summary documents or care plans to CliniSync for other providers to access.
  • Referrals – Practices can electronically send and receive patient referrals with confirmation and tracking in real time, which is especially helpful when coordinating with social service organizations.
  • Notify -  By uploading patient panels, practices can receive a notification when one of their patients goes to the ER or is admitted to or discharged from the hospital.
  • CliniSyncPLUS – Practices can sign up for consulting services to help them prepare to meet the requirements of the CPC+ program including but not limited to assistance with risk-stratification, documentation requirements, ensuring required EHR interoperability functions are enabled, workflow analysis and re-engineering. This team can assist with both Track 1 and Track 2 requirements.
You can click here for the Global Letter of Support. This letter also is filed with the CPC+ program at CMS. To speak with a member of the CliniSyncPLUS staff, please email

CliniSync, CMS webinars on CPC+

8/24 CliniSync webinar on CPC+
We're holding a webinar on Wednesday, 8/24 for physician groups and hospitals on CPC+ entitled: Two New Reimbursement Models: CMS and Medicaid

This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements, advantages, challenges and registration process for the CPC+ program that was recently announced for Ohio.  We will also cover the similarities and variances of the Medicare and Medicaid CPC+ programs.
Please see the webinar information below:

Title: Overview of Medicare & Medicaid CPC Plus Program
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT
Presenters: Cathy Costello & Scott Mash

We hope this will help those practices applying to CMS for the program as well as those interested in Ohio's Medicaid CPC Program.

CMS also is holding webinars on CPC+

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host two webinars in August that highlight how to participate successfully in the EHR Incentive Programs in 2016 based on the criteria outlined in the October 2015 final rule. The first webinar will discuss criteria for eligible professionals (EPs) and the second will highlight requirements for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). Please use the links below to register.

2016 EHR Incentive Programs Requirements for Eligible Professionals
Thursday, August 25, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

2016 EHR Incentive Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals/CAHs
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Note: Space is limited. Register now to secure your spot. After your registration is completed, you will receive a follow-up email with step-by-step instructions on how to log-in to the webinar.

To learn more, view the What You Need to Know in 2016 Tip Sheets for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals/CAHs, and other resources on the 2016 Program Requirements page of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.

8/24 CliniSync User Group online meeting

If you are a CliniSync member, please join us for our second online CliniSync User Group meeting on August 24 from 11 a.m. until noon. We hope staff members within your organization can listen in. We’re interested in hearing from hospital staff as well as clinicians in practices working with CliniSync.
Our agenda includes a presentation by John Leite of the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus on the "medical neighborhood" concept now taking place in Central Ohio. Steve Thompson of Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center in Columbus will explain how this free clinic is reaching out to other community providers using CliniSync tools. Adam Rossbach, our HIE Director, will be presenting our newest service – Notify – and will update you on our progress.

Notify allows practices to submit a patient panel and then be alerted when one of those patients is admitted or discharged from the Emergency Department or the hospital. While we don't yet have a demo of its functionality, Adam will be presenting information on it.

Please ask your staff and other colleagues interested in CliniSync to register for the August CliniSync User Group Meeting at:

Welcome new practices and facilities!

We welcome new Community Members to CliniSync and hope you enjoy the benefits of health information exchange in your everyday work.

Allied Dermatology and Skin Surgery, Akron, Mayfield Heights, Mentor
Blanchard Family Physicians/Dr. Scott Rioch, Findlay
Family Health Services, Sandusky
Findlay Ear, Nose and Throat
Findlay Surgical Associates

Horvath Vision Care, Columbus
Jackson Family Practice, Jackson
M. David Lali, MD, Fostoria
NEON Health Services, 9 locations in Cleveland
Northwest Ohio Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Findlay, Tiffin
Optima Behavioral Health, Columbus
ProScan Imaging, 5 locations 
Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio, Cleveland, Mansfield

You can access a list and map of our CliniSync Community Members on our website. If your practice or facility is "live" on CliniSync but is not on the map or listing, please advise us and we'll make sure you appear! Please email us at with your practice name, address, county, and type of facility.

Patient Engagement article, MACRA, MIPS & MU video

As part of Improving Ohio's Health, a series on hypertension and diabetes we're working on with the Ohio Department of Health, an article written by Scott Mash explores Technology Tactics to Make Patient Engagement Easier. While this is geared to the treatment of patients with these chronic conditions and how best to use technology, the suggestions made in this article would be helpful to any practice. You can read it here.

If you're concerned about all of the upcoming changes in payment reform, Scott Mash and Cathy Costello produced a video presentation with slides on MACRA, MIPS, MU and what you need to know!  We think of them as M & M'sYou can view the video here.

We have a CliniSync YouTube Channel if you'd like to view any other videos and webinars produced this year.

8/23 webinar on using tech for chronic care management

CliniSyncPLUS Webinar Series: Improving Ohio’s Health

CliniSyncPLUS has conducted a series of monthly webinars to support the work of the Ohio Department of Health to assist Ohio providers in managing patients with chronic conditions, specifically focused on hypertension and diabetes. Improving Ohio’s Health will benefit hospital and practice providers and staff who are interested in managing their patients with hypertension and diabetes. Information about our last webinar in the series is included below. Please pre-register below and contact Cathy Rich at if you have any questions. Thank you!

August Webinar: Using Technology to Support Your Patients With Chronic Conditions

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time: Noon - 1 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Scott Mash, MSLIT, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Pre- register

9/14 CSOHIMSS lunch & learn webinar

EHR Conversions and Legacy EHR Storage Processes

Presenter: Jamie Steck, Business Development Manager, EHR Integration Services

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: Noon -1 p.m. EDT
Registration link:

Description: So, you have made the decision to move to a new EHR, and the dilemma is facing you… “What do we do with our current EHR Data? Do we convert it? Or do we store it?” “What if groups are joining with us and they have to deal with their data? What do we do with it?” Join us for this webinar to discuss ways to convert and store EHR system data.

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