KHIE Launches Provider Assistance Program Mini-Grant Opportunity

The Kentucky Health Information Exchange is excited to announce the launch of the Provider Assistance Program mini-grant opportunity.  In collaboration with the Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) is offering Pharmacies, Eligible Providers (EPs), Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) the opportunity to apply for a mini-grant to offset the vendor fees associated with connecting to KHIE.

The Provider Assistance Program was created to help Pharmacies, EPs, EHs and CAHs in rural areas of the state to mitigate the challenges associated with interoperability. Our objective is to relieve a degree of the financial burden a healthcare facility experiences which hinders engagement in Public Health and Clinical Data Registry reporting as well as Health Information Exchange. 

Applicants are required to be located in the state of Kentucky and considered an EP, EH or CAH (as defined by CMS) or a licensed pharmacy.  If approved, EHs and CAHs may be awarded up to $15,000 and Pharmacies and EPs may be awarded up to $8,000.  Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis until all grant funds are depleted.  Incomplete applications will not be considered and only one grant will be awarded per business entity.

If interested, please complete the attached Provider Assistance Program Application in its entirety and e-mail to Brett Brown (brett.brown@ky.gov) with the subject line: Application for the Provider Assistance Program.  Applications can also be found on the KHIE website (www.khie.ky.gov) under Hot Topics. 

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2020.