Provider Digest | Issue 31

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Pediatric webinar, 2024 CBI workshop + fed/state data requirements for providers

Sign up today! Pediatric Best Practices Webinar on Sept. 6

The Alliance is hosting a Pediatric Best Practices Webinar in collaboration with Valley Children’s Medical Group – Olivewood Pediatrics.

When: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Online via Microsoft Teams

Register online or call Alliance Provider Relations at 800-700-3874, ext. 5504.

Topics will include:

  • Lead screening.
  • Child and adolescent well-care visits.
  • Childhood immunizations.
  • Fluoride application.
  • Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

For more information, visit our website.

Save the date: 2024 Care-Based Incentive (CBI) Virtual Workshop

The Alliance will be hosting our annual Care-Based Incentive (CBI) workshop on October 4, 2023.

Details and registration

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Online via Microsoft Teams

To register, visit our website or contact a Provider Relations Representative at 800-700-3874, ext. 5504.

Stay tuned for more details on the workshop!

Mandated next steps + grants available for Data Exchange Framework (DxF)

The Alliance will be working with Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and providers to implement data sharing as part of the statewide Data Exchange Framework (DxF). This effort ensures that providers are meeting state and federal requirements. It also supports our strategic priority of health equity by increasing data safety and security.

Meeting state and federal requirements

The first step for providers is to ensure that your clinic is meeting state and federal requirements for data sharing.

Some organizations were required to sign the Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) by Jan. 1, 2023. However, the DSA Signing Portal is still open. Please check the DSA Signatory List to ensure that your organization has signed.

AB 133 requires that most health care organizations exchange or provide access to health information with other mandated organizations by Jan. 31, 2024.

Note that some organizations will have until Jan. 31, 2026 to implement DxF, including:

  • Physician practices of fewer than 25 physicians.
  • Rehabilitation, long-term acute care, acute psychiatric and critical access hospitals.
  • Rural general acute care hospitals with fewer than 100 acute care beds.
  • State-run acute psychiatric hospitals.
  • Any nonprofit clinic with fewer than 10 health care providers.

Providers must follow all applicable state and federal laws when sharing health and social services information. For more details on how to share some types of health information in California, reference the Center for Data Insights and Innovation (CDII) State Health Information Guidance.

Grants available

The state of California and the Alliance recognize that providers may need support to implement these data sharing practices. Grants are available to support eligible organizations.

Providers can apply for state-funded Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) Signatory Grants according to the timelines in the table below.

Application Round *Application Window
2 June 30-Sept. 1, 2023
3 Oct. 2-Dec. 1, 2023


Grantees can receive up to $100,000 in funding to build capacity for data exchange or to connect to a qualifying health information organization.

To apply, sign up for an account in the applicant portal.

*Please note that CDII adjusted the timeline and eligibility criteria for Rounds 2 and 3 based on stakeholder feedback during Round 1. There may be additional rounds for organizations to apply in 2024 depending on application volumes in 2023. If so, more information will be announced at a later date.

There will be at least three rounds of DSA Signatory Grants in 2023, and any given Signatory may be awarded only one grant total. To expedite funding to organizations that are subject to AB-133, CDII held one short application round for the six types of Signatory organizations that were identified as required to execute the DSA under Health and Safety Code section 130290.

For more on funding amounts, grant types and who to contact with questions, please see the previous DSA news post on our website.

DxF webinars

The California Medical Association (CMA) has a live and recorded webinar series to help providers understand and prepare for data exchange. To watch or register for these webinars, visit the CMA website.