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TA Service Overview

The Oregon Medicaid Meaningful Use Technical Assistance Program (OMMUTAP) offers a suite of no-cost technical assistance (TA) services to support Medicaid providers in their efforts to implement, upgrade and meaningfully use Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

The program’s TA services help Oregon Medicaid providers:

  • Select the right Certified EHR Technology for your practice or upgrade your current EHR
  • Effectively access and use patient information when and where it is needed, and meet CCO reporting measures
  • Assess and minimize security risks to your practice
  • Achieve Meaningful Use and qualify for financial incentives

Program Area 1: Certified EHR Assessment, Implementation and Upgrade Assistance

Our Health IT experts provide participants with a complete EHR assessment, including input from providers and clinical staff, to help determine the clinic’s EHR needs and to inform a recommendation regarding the clinic’s best Certified EHR options. OMMUTAP will:

  • Provide and support completion of an EHR assessment tool, including a written summary and analysis of the clinic’s current state and our recommendations
  • Review CEHRT recommendations with the clinic/provider
  • Support participants’ decision to either contract with a certified EHR vendor or to not adopt, implement or upgrade CEHRT
  • Provide a project plan framework to support successful CEHRT implementation/upgrade
  • Attend two initial meetings between enrolled clinics/providers and their chosen EHR vendor

Program Area 2: Interoperability Consulting and Technical Assistance

Interoperable EHR systems make a patient’s information available when and where it is needed. To support improvements to participants’ EHR interoperability, our experts will:

  • Conduct a personalized EHR interoperability assessment, including a written analysis and recommendations for improving interoperability measures related to Meaningful Use
  • Review recommended technical and workflow changes with providers
  • Provide a project plan framework to implement recommendations
  • Coordinate the adoption and implementation of recommended workflow improvements with a third party vendor
  • Attend at least two initial meetings between the clinic/provider and an EHR vendor to help enact the project plan

Program Area 3: Risk and Security Training and Assessment

Participants who select this Program Area will receive a complete risk assessment and training to support recommended improvements. EHR security experts will:

  • Conduct interviews with participating providers and perform an on-site walkthrough to review clinic security procedures and identify potential security risks
  • Review with participants a written summary of the clinic’s risk assessment
  • Identify areas for improvement and make recommendations to support those improvements
  • Provide training to support our recommendations for improvement

Note: A minimum of two providers from a clinic must participate to receive this service.

Program Area 4: Meaningful Use Education and Attestation Assistance

Meaningful Use standards ensure that an Electronic Health Record is fully operational and that workflows promote quality care, efficiency, security and patient safety. Eligible professionals (EPs) who meet and attest to Meaningful Use qualify for incentive payments. OMMUTAP helps EPs achieve Meaningful Use through:

  • Ongoing education and support on program participation, reporting, and measure workflows appropriate to your current stage of participation (AIU, Stage 1, Stage 2, Modified Stage 2, or Stage 3)
  • Tools you can use in your own clinic
  • Assistance attesting to Oregon’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for 2016 and 2017

Program Documents and Resources