Public Health Data Interoperability

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised public health reporting requirements for eligible clinicians participating in the 2022 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Promoting Interoperability Performance Categorypdf iconexternal icon and for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the 2022 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Programexternal icon. Eligible clinicians, hospitals, and CAHs may select an EHR reporting period of a minimum of any continuous 90-day period in the 2022 calendar year.

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What are the goals of Healthcare Data Interoperability?

Effective interoperability of healthcare data ensures that electronic health information is shared appropriately between healthcare and public health partners in the right format, through the right channel at the right time.

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For calendar year 2022, the EHR reporting period is a minimum of any continuous 90-day period. Detailed program requirements are available at:

2022 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program proposed changes to the Public Health reporting requirements:

Learn more about the CDC Public Health Interoperability Task Force

Final ruleexternal icon for eligible hospitals (effective October 1, 2021).

Draft ruleexternal icon for eligible clinicians (coming 2022).

Page last reviewed: November 12, 2021
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