9. Immunization Registries Data Submission *(Public Health Measure - one required)
This lesson will demonstrate the steps necessary to meet the Meaningful Use requirement for Immunization Registry/Reporting.
SOAPware 2011 or later must be used.
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Objective: Capability to submit electronic data to immunizations registries or immunization information systems and actual submission according to applicable law and practice.
Measure: Performed at least one test of certified EHR technology's capacity to submit electronic data to immunization registries and follow up submission if the test is successful (unless none of the immunization registries to which the EP submits such information has the capacity to receive the information electronically).
For more detailed information on this measure, please Click on the "Reference" link below. This CMS documentation includes information on exclusions, attestation requirements, a definition of terms and important additional information.
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Reference CMS: Immunization Registries Data Submission
*Required Public Health Measure (1 of 2)
*IMPORTANT: Eligible professionals must choose at least one objective out of the two public health measures (Immunization Registries Data Submission & Syndromic Surveillance Data Submission).
*CMS States: "Should the Eligible Professional (EP) be able to meet the measure for one of these public health menu measures and can attest that an exclusion applies for the other, the EP is required to select and report on the public health menu measure they are able to meet. If the EP can attest to an exclusion from both public health menu measures, the EP must choose one of the two public health menu measures and attest to the exclusion."
CMS Stage 1 Changes
Beginning in 2013, the Stage 1 public health objectives will require that providers perform at least one test of the Certified EHR's capability to send data to public health agencies, except where prohibited. If providers are authorized to submit this data, they should subit it even if it is not required by either law or practice. If the submission test was successful, the provider should begin regular reporting with the entity with whom the successful test was conducted.
For more information on this and other Stage 1 changes, please see: Stage 1 Changes Tipsheet.
This measure is not tracked within the SOAPware Meaningful Use dashboards. This Meaningful Use measure requires that the eligible professional must attest YES to having performed at least one test of certified EHR technology's capacity to submit electronic data to immunization registries and follow up submission if the test was successful (unless none of the immunization registries to which the EP submits such information has the capacity to receive the information electronically).
For more information on the attestation requirements and exclusions for this measure, please see: CMS: Immunization Registries Data Submission.
Record and Submit Immunizations
To record and submit immunizations for registry reporting, see: Record and Submit Immunizations.
Please contact your local immunization registry for instructions on performing data submission in order to meet this measure.