The CRISP Regional Extension Center is a Federally funded program that provides heavily subsidized technical assistance to Maryland "Priority Primary Care Providers." A Priority Primary Care Provider (PPCP) is defined as a licensed doctor of medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Midwife with prescriptive privileges who provides primary care clinical services for the practice in the area of Family Practice, Adolescent Medicine, General Practice, Internal Medicine, OB GYN, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics.
Practices must be either:
- Individual or small group practices (defined as ten or fewer professionals with prescriptive privileges in the practice) primarily focused on primary care
- Public and Critical Access Hospitals
- Community Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics
- Other settings that predominantly serve uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved populations
Even if you don't qualify for the discounted technical assistance, WE CAN STILL HELP YOU! MSOs can provide services to most any provider type or specialty. MSOs can get you to meaningful use and connected to the HIE even if you don't qualify as a PPCP. Visit our MSO Directory.
Maryland-based practices that meet these criteria can participate even if all providers in the practice choose not to join the Regional Extension Center; however, CRISP encourages all providers in the practice to participate. The amount of subsidized techical assistance is based on the number of PPCPs in each practice. The more PPCPs that participate, the greater the amount of technical assistance you can receive.