What is OMMUTAP?
The Oregon Medicaid Meaningful Use Technical Assistance Program (OMMUTAP) offers no-cost technical assistance (TA) services to Medicaid providers throughout Oregon to help them adopt, implement, or upgrade Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology and achieve Meaningful Use, and to improve Coordinated Care Organizations’ performance on the Oregon Health Authority’s EHR-based CCO incentive measures.
What technical assistance is available through the program?
Technical assistance services available include:
• Program Area 1: Certified EHR Assessment, Implementation and Upgrade Assistance
• Program Area 2: Interoperability Consulting and Technical Assistance
• Program Area 3: Risk and Security Training and Assessment
• Program Area 4: Meaningful Use Education and Attestation Assistance
For details, see the complete Menu of Services.
Who is eligible to receive technical assistance services?
The program’s technical assistance services are available to the following health care providers throughout Oregon who treat Medicaid patients:
• Physicians (MD/DO)
• Nurse Practitioners, including Certified Nurse Midwives
• Physician Assistants who furnish services in a Federally Qualified Health Center or Rural Health Clinic that is led by a PA
What is the cost of technical assistance?
There is no cost to enrolled providers receiving TA services, or to their clinics or CCOs. The Oregon Medicaid Meaningful Use Technical Assistance Program is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services through the Oregon Health Authority and provided by OCHIN.
Who is OCHIN?
A local and national leader in health care innovation, OCHIN has a successful track record providing technical assistance services to help Medicare and Medicaid providers become meaningful users of Electronic Health Records (EHR). OCHIN administered O-HITEC, Oregon’s Regional Extension Center (REC), which sunset in April of 2016.
Can I enroll in OMMUTAP if I received TA services from O-HITEC?
Providers are not eligible to receive TA services that they already received through the ONC Regional Extension Center (REC) program. For example, if a provider received Meaningful Use Stage 1 support through O-HITEC, that provider cannot receive Stage 1 support through OMMUTAP, but they can receive Stage 2 support or services from another TA program area.
Is there a limit to how many providers in a clinic can receive TA through the program?
Participation in the program is limited to 10 enrolled eligible providers per participating clinic.
What is not included in technical assistance services?
The following are not included:
• Information Technology (e.g., licenses, software, systems, interfaces, etc.)
• Legal services (e.g., review of vendor contracts)
• Project plan implementation/project management
• Services previously supplied to the provider through the Regional Extension Center (REC)
Can I mix and match TA from the menu of services?
Each enrolled provider must select a single TA program area from the menu of services. However, by the nature of the program, multiple providers within a clinic may benefit from TA services assigned to a single enrolled provider. For example, an interoperability assessment and improvement plan delivered to a single provider will benefit that providers’ entire clinic.
What is a SOWPA?
Each enrolled provider must sign onto a Statement of Work Provider Agreement (SOWPA). OCHIN will work directly with providers to develop a written SOWPA outlining:
• The provider’s/clinic’s current state of Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption and use
• The scope of technical assistance (TA) to be delivered
• Expectations for communication and reporting
Note: A Business Associate Agreement may also be required.
What is the timeframe of the program?
Per its contract with the Oregon Health Authority, OCHIN will provide TA services to enrolled providers via OMMUTAP through May 31, 2018. Each provider’s SOWPA will define key dates and periods specific to the individual TA project plan.
Who should I contact if I have questions that are not addressed here?
Enrolled providers and their representatives should contact their assigned Account Manager. All other parties can email OMMUTAP@ochin.org