North Carolina Healthconnx
My Clients is working with the NC HIEA to build a connection to NC HealthConnex.
Changes to the Health Information Exchange Act Signed into Law June 6
On June 6, Governor Cooper signed into law House Bill 70, now N.C. Session Law 2019-23. The legislation delays the June 1, 2019, deadline until June 1, 2020. Additionally, licensed physicians whose primary area of practice is psychiatry now have until June 1, 2021, to connect. Further, SL 2019-23 now exempts certain provider types from the mandatory requirement to connect and send data to the Health Information Exchange network, NC HealthConnex. The following provider types have the option to connect on a voluntary basis, however, they are no longer required to connect:
- Community-based, long-term services and supports providers, including personal care services, private duty nursing, home health and hospice care providers.
- Intellectual and developmental disability services and supports providers, such as day supports and supported living providers.
- Community Alternatives Program waiver services (including CAP/DA, CAP/C and Innovations) providers.
- Eye and vision services providers.
- Speech, language, and hearing services providers.
- Occupational and physical therapy providers.
- Durable medical equipment providers.
- Nonemergency medical transportation service providers.
- Ambulance (emergency medical transportation service) providers.
- Local education agencies and school-based health providers.
For more information, see FAQs regarding the legislative changes.