The EHR Incentive Program and Meaningful Use is helping hospitals and health care providers collect and report more timely and complete data to Public Health Agencies. Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) should use the information below to determine the availability of public health reporting systems accepting electronic data submissions from providers for Meaningful Use public health reporting under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
Illinois Department of Public Health Declaration of Readiness - Stage 2 and Stage 3
|Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)
|Syndromic Surveillance Reporting (updated 6/30/17)
|Electronic Care Reporting (eCR) (updated 6/30/17). For Stage 3 reporting only, beginning 1/1/2018
|Specialized Registry Reporting - Stage 2 only. Will continue to accept data in 2018.
Additional information regarding Stage 3: http://www.cdc.gov/ehrmeaningfuluse/
For general inquiries regarding Meaningful Use, including Stage 2 Modified Rule for 2015-2017 and Stage 3, please refer to the following Federal resources:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Meaningful Use Information
Contact email@example.com for questions
CMS combined MU 2 Modifications and MU 3 Final Rule: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-25595.pdf
ONC 2015 Health IT Certification Final Rule: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-25597.pdf
Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Help Desk
Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Stage 2 Meaningful Use - Public Health Objectives
EPs, EHs and CAHs must register their intent to send a submission from certified EHR technology for the appropriate surveillance systems. Registration for a public health reporting measure only needs to be completed once in Stage 2.
For specific information on submitting data to IDPH for Stage 2, including exchange standards, implementation specifications and vocabulary standards, visit the Stage 2 Meaningful Use - Detailed Public Health Objectivespage.
Stage 3 Meaningful Use – Public Health Objectives
- Immunization Reporting: I-CARE will accept Stage 3 MU standards on/after January 1, 2017 (Bi-directional exchange QBP/RSP and capacity to receive NDC Codes using HL7 2.5.1 r1.5 plus Addendum)
All electronic reporting must use specified exchange and vocabulary standards.
The Public Health Node supports the technical receipt, aggregation and transformation of data sent to IDPH for the purpose of collecting Meaningful Use data from hospitals and Eligible Professionals. Medical Research Analytics and Informatics Alliance is a non-profit entity that maintains the Illinois Public Health Node and serves as an agent of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
For information on submitting public health data to IDPH please contact:
ELR (Illinois Disease Surveillance System) or
ISSS (Illinois Syndromic Surveillance System) or Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org
ISCR (Illinois State Cancer Registry)
Electronic case reporting: Stacey.email@example.com
For registration of intent: https://murs.illinois.gov/