eQIP BH Round II

The eQIP program is designed to support eligible Behavioral Health (BH) organizations in the adoption and implementation of interoperable EHRs. The program provides incentive funds and guidance to assist providers through an eHealth maturity model. By participating in this program, BH organizations can advance their use of Health IT and connect to the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), the Mass HIway. This will position and prepare eQIP participants for inclusion in larger state-wide eHealth community efforts.

The Behavioral Health Round II Solicitation was issued April 2015 and MeHI awarded 7 non-profits across the Commonwealth, which total $363,000 if the awardees reach each of the program milestones. The press release announcement was published in December 2015. These organizations manage 53 facilities in 28 cities and towns across the Commonwealth: 

Organization

Total Funding Amount

# Facilities

Communities Served

Amesbury Psychological Center, Inc.

$33,000

1

Amesbury

Bridge of Central Massachusetts, The

$66,000

20

Fitchburg, Framingham, Gardner, Littleton, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Southbridge, Webster, Westborough, Worcester (11)

Casa Esperanza, Inc.

$33,000

4

Boston (Roxbury)

Family Continuity Program, Inc.

$49,500

6

Hyannis, Lawrence, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Peabody, Plymouth, Worcester (6)

Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.

$66,000

12

Fall River, Falmouth, Dennisport, Hyannis, New Bedford, Wareham, West Harwich (7)

Wediko Children's Services 

$49,500

Boston

Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc.

$66,000

9

Boylston, Gardner, Leicester (Rochdale), South Grafton, Southbridge, Templeton (Baldwinsville), Worcester (7)

Total

$363,000

53

 

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify to participate, a Behavioral Health organization must:

  • Hold a valid license to provide Behavioral Health clinical care programs and services in Massachusetts
  • Have an annual total organizational revenue of $500,000 or more
  • Provide primarily Behavioral Health clinical care services in Massachusetts
  • Have no financial relationship/affiliation with an acute care hospital system (some exceptions are allowed)
  • Serve a large proportion of public payer clients
  • Not be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment Programs (some exceptions allowed)

Behavioral Health Round II Solicitation - closed