Public Health Reporting requirements include ongoing submission of electronic laboratory results for re-portable diseases and conditions, immunization data for EHs, and ongoing submission of electronic immunization data or cancer registry data for EPs.
CMS requires EPs and EHs to register their intent to report public health data with their state public health agency. The Division of Public Health has a registration website available for EPs and EHs to meet this requirement. EPs and EHs must register intent no later than the 60th day from the start of their EHR reporting period. Please see the Public Health MU reporting information for additional guidelines.
Upon completion of registration, an acknowledgment of registration is displayed on the website that the EP or EH can print out as evidence of meeting the registration requirement. A follow-up e-mail from the Division of Public Health addressed to the contacts identified during registration will be sent that includes additional instructions to begin on-boarding for submission of the public health data for which the EP or EH has registered for. EPs and EHs are required by CMS to register separately for each public health reporting measure they intend to report to meet MU requirements.