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OMAHA, NE – The Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved NeHII as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for 2018. Achieving QCDR status means NeHII now offers a way for clinicians in Nebraska to meet 2018 reporting requirements under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

As a QCDR, NeHII will focus on assisting clinicians with avoiding payment penalties and gaining positive payment adjustments under the MIPS methodology. Submitting data for quality measures through a QCDR like NeHII greatly lessens the reporting burden for individual providers reporting to various entities and CMS programs. Working with NeHII as a QCDR will position providers well when entering new reporting programs needing quantitative analysis for reimbursement and patient management.

“The CMS designation of NeHII as a qualified clinical data registry is a step towards supporting quality reporting activities and enhancing our existing partnership in helping people live better lives,” said Ruth Vineyard, deputy director of Medicaid and Long-Term Care for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Deb Bass, CEO of NeHII commented, “This approval as a QCDR by CMS demonstrates the support we have gained from our federal partners for the work we have done as a leading health information exchange and our commitment to the future of delivering services to providers and consumers that will improve the quality of healthcare.”

NeHII is Unique

What sets NeHII apart from other QCDRs is that by aggregating data in the health information exchange, NeHII will be able to provide a wider view of data and provide insights not only into the measure detail but also to the individual patient and population health data.

In addition to reporting measures, NeHII provides clinicians a tangible resource to initiative quality initiatives that support the transformation to performing well in value-based care delivery models and make meaningful impacts in the health of the populations served. NeHII will provide a team of subject-matter experts to work with providers for clinical improvement at each facility utilizing the data submitted via QCDR.

About NeHII:


As an early adopter and national leader for Health Information Exchange (HIE), NeHII, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization has functioned as a public-private collaborative that currently connects more than 3 million lives and 68% of hospital beds in Nebraska. NeHII's vision is to be a leader in the secure exchange of health information, enabling a healthier Nebraska.

NeHII Contact:

Deb Bass, Chief Executive Officer, NeHII, Inc., 402.981.7664, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.