KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

The Kentucky Health Information Exchange Incentive Opportunities

In collaboration with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) is excited to offer three (3) separate incentive opportunities to help healthcare facilities mitigate the many challenges and barriers associated with the electronic exchange of health information.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting Incentive Program

KHIE is offering eligible healthcare facilities the opportunity to apply for a $20,000 incentive to offset the vendor fees associated with improving or establishing an Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) interface to the health information exchange (HIE).
Applicants are required to be a lab, including labs within hospitals and healthcare facilities, located and/or providing services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Labs are also required to provide onsite testing and resulting. Funds may be used to offset technology upgrades or modifications required to establish an interface or to mitigate technical barriers directly related to electronic laboratory reporting.

ELR Incentive Program Application

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Electronic Case Reporting Incentive Program

KHIE is offering eligible healthcare facilities the opportunity to apply for a $10,000 incentive to offset the vendor fees associated with the implementation of technology to establish an Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) interface to the HIE.
Applicants are required to be a hospital or healthcare clinic, with an ordering facility, located and/or providing services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Funds may be used to mitigate technical barriers or offset the costs directly associated with the implementation of the technology required to facilitate eCR.

eCR Incentive Program Application

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Provider Assistance Program

The Provider Assistance Program offers a more general incentive opportunity which can be used to help mitigate the many challenges associated with interoperability. KHIE is offering eligible hospitals the opportunity to apply for a $15,000 incentive and eligible providers & pharmacies the opportunity to apply for an $8,000 incentive.
Applicants are required to be an eligible hospital, healthcare facility or pharmacy located and/or providing services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The incentive dollars may be used to offset the cost to connect to and utilize any of the numerous KHIE services.

Provider Assistance Program Application

Deadline: June 30, 2021

For any questions regarding these funding opportunities, please contact Brandi Genoe, KHIE Program Manager at Brandi.Genoe@ky.gov.