Cancer Reporting in Stage 2 Meaningful Use
In support of physician cancer reporting and Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU2), the West Virginia Cancer Registry (WVCR) will be implementing electronic reporting from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems. While cancer reporting is a “menu” option under Stage 2, we encourage all eligible professionals (EPs) to participate in this important public health activity. EHR reporting is designed to be secure, automated, and unobtrusive to practice operations. Successful ongoing submission to the WVCR using the EHR reporting method will assist eligible professionals in receiving Medicare and Medicaid incentive funds.
If you are interested in reporting to the WVCR using a certified EHR, please register using the link below or contact our office for more information.
Helpful Information for Certified EHR Reporting
- Providers must have met Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements in order to be eligible for Stage 2 incentive payments.
- The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health online registration system
is now live for providers and hospitals to register their intent to report cancer data, immunization data, syndromic surveillance data, or electronic laboratory reports.
Certified EHR Products
- For a list of EHR products certified for cancer reporting, visit the Certified Health IT Product List
. Once on the web site, select “2014 Edition,” then select “search by criteria met.” In the list of certification criteria, scroll down and check “(f)(5) cancer case information” and “(f)(6) transmission to cancer registries,” then select “search matching products.” A list of EHR products certified for cancer reporting will be displayed. If your EHR system is not listed, contact your EHR vendor to determine if and when the cancer reporting option will be added to the software.
Standardized Cancer Data Specifications
- The Implementation Guide for Ambulatory Healthcare Providers Reporting to Central Cancer Registries August 2012
assists EHR vendors in the implementation of standardized electronic cancer reporting. It includes both business rules and standardized specifications for HL7 CDA reportable cancer documents.
Cancer Data Transport Options
- The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health encourages all providers and EHR vendors to coordinate with the West Virginia Health Information Exchange
(HIE) to establish a connection for secure data transmission of HL7 CDA reportable cancer documents. If a provider does not wish to establish a connection to the HIE, the EHR vendor may contact our office for instructions to connect directly to the WVCR via SFTP.
Meaningful Use Resources
- The Centers for Disease Control's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) Meaningful Use website
contains numerous guidance documents for EHR/EMR vendors and providers.
Meaningful Use Assistance
- The West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center
(WVRHITEC) offers technical and support services to providers to select, implement, and/or upgrade EHRs, as well as provides general guidance for Meaningful Use readiness.
- Questions about the EHR Incentive Program registration, attestation, eligibility, and other Meaningful Use criteria should be directed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program