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Wednesday, March 20 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 2: OH NO! HITECH funds are going away! Learn how to continue your HIT work when they do!

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The federal government offers financial assistance to states for deploying information health information technology (HIT) solutions to support their Medicaid programs. States request IT funding by submitting an Advanced Planning Document (APD) to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The APD provides details about the requested funding, the projects that will be undertaken, and the milestones the state proposes to achieve with the HIT project(s). Traditionally, Medicaid has funded the design development, and implementation of HIT projects under HITECH funds, which sunsets in 2021. CMS has expanded funding to States via traditional Medicaid IT (MMIS, MES, E&E) funding mechanisms for systems integrators, project management, and maintenance and operations to sustain HIT investments. States must connect their funding requests to MITA requirements to receive approval and drawdown HIT funds under MES authority.  Come learn about Maryland’s experience doing the planning work necessary to make this transition happen.

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Sarah Miller

VP, State Government Services & HIE Account Management, Auadacious Inquiry
 Sarah leads Ai’s State Government Services practice with a focus on Medicaid Information Technology Consulting.  Sarah works with HIEs, State Medicaid Agencies, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to design successful technology projects with a special focus on meeting... Read More →

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David Wertheimer II

Enterprise Architect, Maryland Department of Health
David currently serves as the Enterprise Architect for the Maryland Department of Health. He has been with the Department for over eight years working on projects ranging from ICD-10 Implementation and National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits to the EHR Incentive Program and... Read More →
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Lindsey Ferris

Lindsey currently serves as the Program Director of HIE Projects at CRISP, the health information exchange serving Maryland and DC, and partnered with West Virginia. She has been with CRISP for over 6 years and is responsible for managing the HITECH funding for HIE activities and... Read More →
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Thomas Novak

Medicaid Interoperability Lead, ONC Office of Policy
Thomas Novak is the Medicaid Interoperability lead in the Office of Policy at ONC where he supports the advancement of Medicaid interoperability in the drafting and review of federal regulations. He is detailed part-time to the CMS Medicaid Data and Systems Group where he provides... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Key Ballroom 11 (2nd Floor)