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Recent Announcements on Public Health Reporting for Meaningful Use & MIPS

DPH, CDC announce readiness to accept certain public health data from hospitals, physicians

July 07, 2017

On June 30, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) announced it has the technical capacity to receive electronic case reporting data from hospitals and physicians attesting to Stage 3 of the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program in 2017.

Under Stage 3, which is optional in 2017 but mandatory starting in 2018, hospitals and physicians must select and report on a certain number of public health and clinical data registry measures. Submitting case reporting to a public health authority such as DPH can be counted toward this reporting requirement.

DPH’s announcement, as well as further information on how to register to submit electronic case reporting data to DPH may be found at: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/phmu/electroniccasereporting.htm.

Also last week, the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) announced that for hospitals and physicians attesting to Stage 3 of the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program in 2017 and for clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, the CDC is accepting registration from such providers of their intent to submit data to the CDC’s National Health Care Surveys. According to the CDC, such surveys include the National Hospital Care Survey, the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

Under Stage 3 and under MIPS, providers must select and report on a certain number of public health and clinical data registry measures, and submitting data to public health registries such as the CDC’s National Health Care Surveys can be counted toward meeting this reporting requirement.

Additional information regarding the National Health Care Surveys and how to register to submit data is available here: www.cdc.gov/nchs/dhcs/meaningful_use.htm.

For additional information, contact Andrew Brenton, WHA assistant general counsel, at 608-274-1820 or abrenton@wha.org.
 

This story originally appeared in the July 07, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter