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CRISP Services

Last Updated: August 28, 2018


CRISP is Maryland’s Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).  An HIE is the technology that supports the flow of health information among physician practices, hospital labs, radiology centers, and other health care institutions.  HIE allows delivery of the right health information to the right place at the right time, providing safer, more timely, efficient, patient-centered care.

CRISP offers many services to physicians including the following:

  • Encounter Notification System (ENS) – Keeping You Connected to Your Patients - CRISP is now offering a service which enables physicians to receive real-time alerts when a patient is hospitalized.  The service is offered in partnership with all Maryland hospitals at no cost to ambulatory providers.
  • Connect to the CRISP Portal - Connect.  Share.  Improve Patient Care.
  • CRISP Direct Messaging - CRISP DIRECT Messaging is a secure and encrypted email service that supports electronic communication between physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers.
  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) – The PDMP monitors the prescribing and dispensing of drugs that contain controlled dangerous substances (CDS).

Please contact Colleen George from the Center for the Private Practice of Medicine at 800-492-1056 ext. 3360 for assistance with signing up for any of the FREE CRISP Services for Physicians.

Please save the date for the 2018 User Conference!  Registration opens Tuesday, August 28!

Medicare CCLF Data Available Through CRISP

In support of state-wide Care Redesign initiatives, CRISP is making available the Medicare Claim and Claim Line Feed (CCLF) data to Maryland hospitals. CCLF data contain Medicare fee-for-service beneficiary claims for Maryland residents with a hospitalization within the past three years. The data contains Parts A, B and D claims including demographics, diagnoses, services received and payments. Hospitals that signed up for the first performance period of the HCIP and CCIP Care Redesign Programs will be able to see both summary and patient identifiable data. Those hospitals that did not sign up for the first performance period will still be able to see summary level data, but not identifiable data. 

Accessing the CRISP Medicare CCLF Data

Beginning on September 27th, you may access the CRISP Medicare CCLF data through the CRS Portal at https://reports.crisphealth.org. After logging in, you will see a new card named 'Medicare CCLF Data.' Click on this card to open the suite of Medicare CCLF Reports.

CRISP will also be making available a comprehensive Medicare CCLF User Guide. If you have other questions or feedback, do not hesitate to reach out to CRISP at support@crisphealth.org.

News and Updates

The latest issue of the CRISP quarterly newsletter e-Health Update has arrived! This resource provides information on current CRISP initiatives as well as other regional health care updates. Each issue shares the status of CRISP's current services and a sneak peek into what's to come. 

We appreciate your feedback and ideas on how the e-Health Update can better serve you - our user community.

Click the link to access the e-Health Update Spring 2018 Issue.


Effective Friday, May 4th, we are removing the PDMP tab within the Clinical Query Portal. PDMP data can still be accessed within the user’s ULP account by searching for a patient using the “Home” tab and viewing results within PDMP Search. We are actively communicating the change to users via a banner within ULP and providing the attached ULP reference guide as a resource for those who are not familiar with how to use PDMP Search.

Why the Change?
The change is necessary is to eliminate “generic” user queries within our audit logs. When a ULP user chooses to access the Query Portal for PDMP, we facilitate the occurrence by sending a generic user ID to Mirth. For audit and compliance purposes, we need a record of the individual user name rather than a generic user ID - PDMP Search captures this information.

Who does this affect?
Non-SSO users who have access to both Clinical and PDMP.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the scheduled change, please contact
Rhonda Moody directly.

CRS Detailed Update

Casemix Reports:

Market Shift Reports – CY17 Q1 & Q2 June Final reports will be posted on June 8th.
Readmissions Reports – RY20 March Prelim report with Casemix CY18 Jan-April Prelim Data will be posted on June 8th
MHAC Reports – RY2020 April Prelim report with Casemix CY18 Jan-April Prelim Data will be posted on June 8th

If you have any questions about these updates, please contact us at
support@crisphealth.org or call us at 1-877-952-7477. Thank you.

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