The electronic system that will be used to complete required Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) forms 3877 and 3878 will go live Sept. 20. The new electronic system will replace the current paper process for completing the forms, which are required for discharging certain patients from an inpatient hospital to post-acute care settings.
The MHA encourages users to complete registration for the system as soon as possible. Note that Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome are the suggested browsers for this system. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services OBRA office has released several training modules and the OBRA coordinator list to assist in transitioning to the electronic process.
The MHA continues to convene a workgroup to identify issues and provide input to the OBRA office. Members with specific questions should contact the OBRA office directly. General questions should be directed to Vickie Kunz at the MHA.