Personally Controlled eHealth Record
Nehta, on behalf of the Department of Health and Aging, now have now released a range of elearning modules on the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). There are learning modules geared for both consumers and health professionals.
The learning modules cover a range of topics including:
Other learning modules, such as 'Getting your practice ready' and 'How to use the provider portal' will be uploaded in late July. In addition to this, the following NCAP communications materials are now available.
The elearning modules can be accessed from http://publiclearning.ehealth.gov.au/
eHealth Practice Incentive Payments (ePip) - Effective February 2013
From 1 February 2013, the PIP eHealth Incentive eligibility requirements will change. Four new requirements will be introduced, with a fifth requirement to be introduced from 1 May 2013.
The new requirements and associated dates are:
1. Integrating Healthcare Identifiers into Electronic Practice Records 1 February 2013
2. Secure Messaging 1 February 2013
3. Data Records and Clinical Coding 1 February 2013
4. Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions 1 February 2013
5. PCEHR 1 May 2013
Eligible practices will receive their first payment under the new eligibility requirements in May 2013.
To receive the May 2013 payment, your practice must:
· meet the new eligibility requirements by 1 February 2013, and
· apply for the incentive and get approval from Medicare by 30 April 2013.
To help you meet the new eligibility requirements, implementation overview documents for each requirement are on the National E-Health Transition Authority’s website (http://www.nehta.gov.au/pip ).
The PIP eHealth Incentive guidelines have been sent to all PIP approved practices, but you can also get a copy on our forms and guidelines page (http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/provider/incentives/pip/forms-guides.jsp )