The mandate for health care organizations and providers that serve state-funded (e.g., Medicaid, State Health Plan) patients to connect to the state-designated Health Information Exchange (NC HealthConnex) by Sunday, January 1, 2023, is fast approaching.

The legislative changes enacted in the 2022 Appropriations Act may leave organizations and providers with questions about their connection status. The N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority offers the following information to help organizations and providers understand these changes and their impacts:

What Does the Law Mandate? for a summary of the requirements in the 2022 Appropriations Act and Statewide Health Information Exchange Act.
Connection Deadline FAQs answers questions specifically related to the mandate deadline.
General FAQs on NC HealthConnex gives more answers about the impacts on NC HealthConnex participants and non-participants.

The NC HIEA is ready to assist providers with understanding how these legislative changes affect them. Please contact them at [email protected] or 919-754-6912 with questions.