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Meaningful Use (MU) Public Health (PH) Reporting Requirements Task Force

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Community Profile

Public Health Agencies (PHAs) Getting ready for Modified Stage 2 (2015-2017), and Stage 3 MU: Guidance is being made available:

This Task Force has started work to develop consensus guidance around the new process requirements for Modified Stage 2 (2015-2017), and Stage 3 Meaningful Use. PHAs preparing for MU now will have access to guidance documents created by this collaborative Task Force to implement the new processes, such as declaration of readiness, registration of intent, on-boarding/ongoing submission and acknowledgement processes. PHAs across the nation will be able to adopt this guidance according to their jurisdictional needs.

The Task Force and its workgroups usually meet on a weekly basis.

The MU PH Reporting Requirements Task Force, is a PH community driven body comprised of representatives from:

  • State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Agencies
  • American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA)
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
  • International Society of Disease Surveillance (ISDS)
  • Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce (JPHIT)
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
  • And Others

The Task Force has two workgroups (1) Registration and Onboarding Processes/Systems Workgroup (2) PH Specialized Registries Guidance Workgroup.

Co-chairs for this Task Force are:

Sara Imholte
Electronic Disease Surveillance Program Manager
Arizona Department of Health Services

Steve Eichner
Health Information Technology Policy Director
Texas Department of State Health Services.

Below are the links to view and/or download the guidance document:

  1. MU2 PHA Readiness Guidance Recommendations Handbook
    -Version 2.0 [PDF – 1.7 MB]
  2. Modified MU Stage 2 & Stage 3 PHA Readiness Guidance Recommendations Handbook
  3. Functionality Recommendations for Registration of Intent and On-Boarding Processes [PDF – 1.65 MB]
    Note: This document is referenced in the Stage 2 and Stage 3 Guidance document on page number 18 and 13 of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Public Health Agency Readiness Guide.
  4. Guidance for Public Health Agencies- Meaningful Use in 2017 [PDF – 1.6 MB]08/18/2016
  5. Summary Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3 EHR Meaningful Use, Public Health Requirements for EPs, and EH’s. [PDF – 80 KB]08/18/2016
  6. Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Requirements Task Force Guidance, MACRA Quality Payment Program (MIPS)/Meaningful Use/OPPS (Medicare Hospitals): Three federal rules [PDF – 145 KB] – 03/22/2017
  7. Guidance for Public Health Agencies on CMS Centralized Repository [PDF – 480 KB] – 03/30/2017
  8. MACRA Quality Payment Program (MIPS)/Meaningful Use/OPPS (Medicare Hospitals): Three federal rules. Version 1.0 (*New*)  [PDF – 699 KB]
  9. Decommissioning a Registry Worksheet [PDF – 102 KB]