CMS Extends PQRS 2016 Informal Review Request Deadline

CMS has extended the 2014 informal review period to November 23, 2015. This enables individual providers, Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) sites, group practices, and ACOs—those that received notice that they will receive a negative payment adjustment for their Medicare part B billing in 2016, based on their 2014 PQRS reporting status—to request an informal review from CMS. Eligible Providers who are uncertain if they will receive this negative payment adjustment should review their QRUR report. Requests for an informal review must be requested by the November 23 deadline. More information can be found at

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New York State Practice Transformation Network Receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award

The New York State Practice Transformation Network (NYSPTN) is one of 39 healthcare collaborative networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced today by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. NYSPTN, led by the New York eHealth Collaborative and Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, will administer $48.5M over four years to provide technical assistance support to help equip clinicians in New York State with tools, information, and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and spend healthcare dollars more wisely.

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NYeC News: Vol 63: September 28, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the honorees for our fifth annual Gala and PATH Awards, taking place November 18th in New York City:


  • Jason Gorevic, Chief Executive Officer, Teladoc, Inc.
  • Thomas Mahoney, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency (FLHSA)
  • Lisa Perry, MBA, MPP, Senior Vice President, Quality and Technology Initiatives, Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS)
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New York Digital Health Accelerator Announces Selected Companies for 2015 Program

A select group of six innovative healthcare startups were chosen today to participate in the third annual New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA), a four-month program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City (Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). The program supports growth-stage digital health companies that are developing cutting-edge technology products for healthcare providers and patients in the areas of care coordination, patient engagement, and workflow improvement.

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NYeC News: Vol 62: August 27, 2015

Overall health information exchange among hospitals has increased, but less than 25% of hospitals in 2014 had the capability to find, send, receive, and use data from sources outside of their network, according to a report from the American Hospital Association and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Health Data Management reports (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 8/12).

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NYeC News: Vol 61: July 27, 2015

On Monday, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) will begin testing whether three Regional Health Information Organizations—Hixny, which covers the Capitol District, HealthlinkNY, which covers the Southern Tier and the Hudson Valley, and HealtheConnections, which covers the Syracuse region—can, in fact, talk to the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, or SHIN-NY, and, by extension, one another.

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