Public Health Reporting for Meaningful Use

 

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

Immunization Reporting
  • I-CARE currently accepts immunization data from providers in HL7 2.3.1 and 2.5.1
  • Testing and ongoing submission of data from EPs, EHs and CAHs for Meaningful Use is underway
  • 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)
Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)
  • I-NEDSS currently accepts ELR data from hospital laboratories in HL7 2.5.1
  • Testing and ongoing submission of data from EHs and CAHs for Meaningful Use is underway
Syndromic Surveillance Reporting (updated 6/30/17)
  • Illinois Department of Public Health currently accepts syndromic surveillance data from Eligible Hospitals.
  • Stage 2 included Emergency department data only in HL7 2.5.1
  • Stage 3 includes Emergency department, inpatient and urgent care type visits
  • Illinois will accept syndromic surveillance data from EPs in an urgent care setting only.
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.
  • Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program
Cancer Reporting
  • The Illinois State Cancer Registry currently accepts cancer case information from providers using the HL7 CDA, Release 2
  • Testing and ongoing submission of data from EPs for Meaningful Use is underway
  • Stage 2 – as specialized registry. Stage 3 - as public health registry

 

Resources:

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 meaningfuluse@cdc.gov 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

For Attestation, Registration, and Meaningful Use answers.
855-MU-HELP-1
(855-684-3571)
hfs.ehrincentive@illinois.gov
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.

 

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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: