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Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange

Updated: 02/22/2021
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The MIPS eligible clinician is in active engagement with a public health agency or clinical data registry to submit electronic public health data in a meaningful way using CEHRT, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.

Kareo supports Immunization Registry Submission and Syndromic Surveillance Reporting.

To get started:
  • Contact your state registries:
    • Inform the registry of your intent to submit electronic data to them.
    • Obtain all the required information from them, including the contact name and phone number of the person who will be working on your request.
  • Create a support case with Kareo:
    • Provide the information received from your state registries (including name & phone number of their contact).
  • Complete the process with Kareo:
    • Your case with Kareo will be assigned to our specialist.
    • Our specialist will communicate with the contact at the registry and start/complete the interface setup.
    • Our specialist will contact you for testing and to complete the process.
  • Keep all supporting documentation

Review Immunization Registry FAQs for more information.

Performance Score Weight:  10 points if “yes” to both measures, OR if one “yes” and one exclusion is claimed.  Then if no “yes” responses and two exclusions are claimed the points are redistributed to “Provide Patient Electronic Access to their Health Information”.

Immunization Registry Reporting Measure

The MIPS eligible clinician is in active engagement with a public health agency (PHA) to submit immunization data and receive immunization forecasts and histories from the public health immunization registry/immunization information system (IIS). All vaccines must be reported to the registry.  Registries are not only for reporting pediatric vaccines, but adult vaccines as well.

MIPS eligible clinician must open a support case with Kareo to initiate the registration process.

Exclusions: Any MIPS eligible clinician meeting one or more of the following criteria may be excluded from the Immunization Registry Reporting measure if the MIPS eligible clinician:
  • Does not administer any immunizations to any of the populations for which data is collected by its jurisdiction's immunization registry or immunization information system during the performance period.
  • Operates in a jurisdiction for which no immunization registry or immunization information system is capable of accepting the specific standards required to meet the CEHRT definition at the start of the performance period.
  • Operates in a jurisdiction where no immunization registry or immunization information system has declared readiness to receive immunization data as of 6 months prior to the start of the performance period.
Attestation:  Yes / No

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting Measure

The MIPS eligible clinician is in active engagement with a public health agency (PHA) to submit syndromic surveillance data from an urgent care setting.

Active engagement: The MIPS eligible clinician is in the process of moving towards sending "production data" to a public health agency or clinical data registry or is sending production data to a public health agency or clinical data registry.
Exclusions: Any MIPS eligible clinician meeting one or more of the following criteria may be excluded from the Immunization Registry Reporting measure if the MIPS eligible clinician:
  • Does not administer any immunizations to any of the populations for which data is collected by its jurisdiction's immunization registry or immunization information system during the performance period.
  • Operates in a jurisdiction for which no immunization registry or immunization information system is capable of accepting the specific standards required to meet the CEHRT definition at the start of the performance period.
  • Operates in a jurisdiction where no immunization registry or immunization information system has declared readiness to receive immunization data as of 6 months prior to the start of the performance period.
Attestation: Yes / No
Performance Score Weight: 10 points if “yes” to both measures, OR if one “yes” and one exclusion is claimed.  Then, if no “yes” responses and two exclusions are claimed the points are redistributed to “Provide Patient Electronic Access to their Health Information”.

 

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