Promoting Interoperability with Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
The Alabama Department of Public Health Meaningful Use team recently added new functionality where Eligible Providers who are currently participating in the PI Program can access the PDMP registry and run reports to show that they are actively engaged with this Specialized Registry during the reporting period. This documentation is required to meet the Public Health objectives and measures and can be submitted with the EP’s application for the Program Year for which they are attesting.
If you have technical issues with accessing and generating this report, please contact ADPH Helpdesk at 1-855-925-4767, Option 1.
Complete Your ACHN Agreements Before July 1
Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) will not be receiving a capitated payment in October 2019. The Alabama Coordinated Health Network (ACHN) program will be implemented on October 1, 2019, and providers will need to complete ACHN agreements as soon as possible before July 1, 2019, in order to receive bonus and participation payments. The end date for the Patient 1st Program is approaching, and providers will be required to have completed agreements with both Medicaid and the ACHN.
Providers can visit this link to download the PCP Enrollment Agreement with Medicaid or to obtain information about the ACHNs. To obtain a copy of the PCP and DHCP agreement with the ACHN, contact the ACHN in your region. Providers can visit this link for ACHN contacts.
Patient First primary medical providers and other primary care providers are invited to attend one of seven upcoming meetings to learn more about Medicaid’s proposed Alabama Coordinated Health Networks (ACHNs).
ACHNs are designed to create a single care coordination delivery system that effectively links patients, providers and community resources within each of seven regions. In coordination with ACHN, there will be a new way of paying primary care providers which will be discussed at these regional meetings. If ACHN is approved by the federal government, the networks are expected to be implemented on October 1, 2019.
All meetings will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. An online session will be scheduled in February.
Thursday, January 24
NW Shoals Community College – Hospitality Center
800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35674
Tuesday, January 29
Ben May Main Library – Bernheim Hall
701 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Thursday, January 31
Hoover Public Library – Fitzgerald Room
200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216
Tuesday, February 5
Vaughn Park Church of Christ
3800 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
For more information, go to http://www.medicaid.alabama.gov/content/2.0_Newsroom/2.7_Special_Initiatives/2.7.6_ACHN.aspx.