NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Regional Extension Centers (RECs)

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) established Regional Extension Centers (RECs) nationwide to assist primary care providers in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). RECs work to optimize the use of EHRs so that providers can become meaningful users, engage in new health care transformation and quality initiatives, and participate in payment delivery reform programs.

New York State has two RECs that provide support services to healthcare providers as they navigate the EHR adoption process and achievement of meaningful use.

NYC Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH)

NYC REACH supports and enhances the healthcare delivery system to improve population health by assisting New York City–based independently–owned private practices, community health centers, and hospital–based ambulatory sites with adopting and implementing health information systems, quality improvement, and practice transformation initiatives. To accomplish these goals, NYC REACH provides technical expertise and guides healthcare practices to utilize delivery models that emphasize care coordination, patient engagement, and community resource linkages.

NYC REACH offers support services to providers located in the five boroughs of New York City.

Website: www.nycreach.org

Email: pcip@health.nyc.gov

Phone: 347–396–4888

New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)

New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is a non–profit organization, working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare collaboratively leading, connecting, and integrating health information exchange (HIE) across the state.

NYeC´s Healthcare Advisory Professional Services (HAPS) team supports providers in navigating the complex landscape of healthcare information technology provider assistance programs, incentives and penalties, vendor selection, attestation and quality measurement reporting, and health information exchange utilization. To date, the HAPS team has supported over 10,000 providers in practices of all sizes in implementing technologies and processes to improve healthcare delivery across New York State.

NYeC offers support services to providers located outside of New York City, including the upstate region and Long Island.

Website: www.nyehealth.org/services/meaningful–use/

Email: ep2info@nyehealth.org

Phone: 646–619–6400