Immunization Reporting in Stage 2 Meaningful Use
In support of Immunization Reporting and Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU2), the West Virginia Division of Immunization Services (DIS) will be implementing electronic reporting from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems. EHR reporting is designed to be secure, automated, and unobtrusive to practice operations. Successful ongoing submission to DIS using the EHR reporting method will assist eligible hospitals and eligible professionals in receiving Medicare and Medicaid incentive funds.
Helpful Information for Certified EHR Reporting
If you are interested in reporting to DIS using a certified EHR, please bookmark this page and check periodically for updates regarding registration.
Eligibility - Providers must have met Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements in order to be eligible for Stage 2 incentive payments.
Registration - The 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 immunization 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)(1) immunization information” and “(f)(2) transmission to immunization registries,” then select “search matching products.” A list of EHR products certified for Immunization reporting will be displayed. If your EHR system is not listed, contact your EHR vendor to determine if and when the immunization reporting option will be added to the software.
Standardized Immunization Data Specifications -The Implementation Guide for Immunization assists EHR vendors in the implementation of standardized electronic laboratory reporting. It includes both business rules and standardized specifications for HL7 2.5.1. Here is a listing of required fields for immunization.
Immunization 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 2.5.1 immunization data. 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 State via HTTPS/SOAP and using the gateway client.
Meaningful Use Resources -The Centers for Disease Control's Immunization 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.
General Questions -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.