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 Category and for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the 2022 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program. 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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Find out how to implement Data Interoperability:

Specification Sheets
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The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program specification sheets for calendar year (CY) 2022 can be accessed through the links below. These are for eligible hospitals and clinical access hospitals only.

The specification sheets for eligible clinicians participating in MIPS can be accessed through the links below.

Rules and Agreements

For calendar year 2022, the electronic health record (EHR) reporting period is a minimum of any continuous 90-day period. For more information on the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, visit the Promoting Interoperability Jurisdictional Website.

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

  • Final rule for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals
    • Pages 45470-45478 for regulatory text
    • Tables on pages 45487-45492
  • Final rule for eligible clinicians
    • Pages 65469-65475 for regulatory text
    • Tables on pages 65478-65484

For more information, review the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program Update.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology developed and released the Trusted Exchange Framework Common Agreement. This agreement describes principles for trust exchanges among health information networks nationally.

Page last reviewed: February 8, 2022
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