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Provider Target

Program Profile: Program Name Sum of PPCP GC M1 Target
National Indian Health Board (DC) 2,700

M1 % to Target

Program Profile: Program Name Sum of PPCP GC M1 % of Target
National Indian Health Board (DC) 110%

M1 - Actual

Program Profile: Program Name Sum of PPCP GC M1 Actual
National Indian Health Board (DC) 2,960

M2 % to Target

Program Profile: Program Name Sum of PPCP GC M2 % of Target
National Indian Health Board (DC) 86%

M2 - Actual

Program Profile: Program Name Sum of PPCP GC M2 Actual
National Indian Health Board (DC) 2,309

M3 % to Target

Program Profile: Program Name Sum of PPCP GC M3 % of Target
National Indian Health Board (DC) 11%

M3 - Actual

Program Profile: Program Name Sum of PPCP GC M3 Actual
National Indian Health Board (DC) 289

NIHB Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) Regional Extension Center (REC) Area of Coverage

NIHB REC Mission Statement:

The mission of the National Indian Health Board Regional Extension Center (NIHB REC) is to provide technical health IT services to assist 2,700 priority primary care providers working in Indian Health Service/Tribal/Urban Indian (I/T/U) health facilities across the U.S. to qualify for CMS's Meaningful Use incentives by the end of 2014. These facilities consist of 45 IHS and Tribal hospitals, 326 IHS and Tribal health centers, 115 IHS and Tribal health stations, 166 Alaska Native Village health clinics and 34 Urban Indian health centers. These I/T/U health facilities provide health services to approximately 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) located in 35 states across the U.S. and representing membership in 567 federally-recognized Tribes. The NIHB REC will partner with regional Tribal health organizations to implement delivery of the REC’s health IT technical services and build local capacity in health IT service planning and management. This mission will be achieved through a key partnership with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to support deployment of the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) and support adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf EHRs in Tribal and Urban Indian health facilities with a commitment to achieving Meaningful Use of EHRs.

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Posted - March 18, 2015


Where does the Digital Divide end and Quality Health Care begin? How can Tribes use Innovation and Technology to get there? What reforms in policies and resources MUST HAPPEN so that “No Tribe is Left Behind” in the explosion of health technological advances? How can health care teams channel the power of the connected patient to improve community health outcomes?...

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Posted - June 25, 2014

Proposed CMS Rule on Certified EHR Technology

On May 20, 2014, HHS published a new proposed rule (click here to see an easy to read pdf) that would provide eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (CEHRT) to meet meaningful use. The proposed rule, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), would let providers use the 2011 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2011 and 2014 Edition CEHRT for the EHR reporting period in 2014 for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

The proposed rule also includes a provision that would formalize CMS and ONC’s previously stated intention to extend Stage 2 through 2016 and begin Stage 3 in 2017.

To submit comments please visit:!documentDetail;D=CMS-2014-0064-0002

Comments are due July 21, 2014, 11:59pm EST.


Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle
Deputy Director of Policy, Programs and Advocacy

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
202.507.4070 Office
202.507.4084 Direct
Email: [email protected]