As previously communicated in the June E-Newsletter, health plans are required to collect statewide provider technology use information in order to meet All-Payer Claims Database requirements established by the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy. To support its member health plans* to comply with the Division's requirement, HealthCare Administrative Solutions (HCAS) has extended the submission period for completing the survey.
We strongly encourage all providers to complete the survey at your first convenience. The survey, which takes only a short time to complete, assesses providers' use of the following technologies:
- Electronic Health Records
- Electronic Prescribing Systems
- Practice Management Systems
- Patient Portals
- Participation in information exchanges to transmit health data (such as transmission of immunization data, test results, patient allergy information)
- Provider use of eVisits
The information collected through this survey process will be submitted to the health plans participating in this project and to the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.
For more information and to access and complete the Provider Technology Adoption Survey, please visit www.hcasma.org/Survey.aspx
Please note that large group practices and hospitals may elect to submit survey responses for all of their providers via a spreadsheet, rather than completing the online survey for each individual provider. This spreadsheet and accompanying group authorization and release form are also available at www.hcasma.org/Survey.aspx.
*Organizations participating in this survey include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health and Tufts Health Plan.