HIE Extension Process Change

Please note, the NC HIEA and DHHS understand that many health care providers will not be able to connect to NC HealthConnex by the mandated deadlines. The General Assembly has permitted the NC HIEA and DHHS to grant extensions to health care providers if they can meet certain criteria. Any organization that is not live and is effected by the June 1, 2018, deadline will now automatically receive an extension once they have an executed Participation Agreement on file. There is no need to submit an extension form.

Due to the recent volume of agreements submitted, please allow 2-4 weeks to receive your fully executed agreement. As directed by DMA, NC Medicaid payments will not be impacted at this time.

Note:  The extension is not a waiver and does not place the provider organization on hold. It is simply an extension of time (until June 1, 2019) to complete the technical onboarding process to submit patient clinical and demographic data for, at a minimum, all state-paid services.