National Health Care Surveys Registry
About the National Health Care Surveys and the National Health Care Surveys Registry
The National Health Care Surveys are nationally-representative surveys of healthcare utilization across hospitals, provider/clinician practices and long-term care settings. The surveys are administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Health Care Statistics.
The National Health Care Surveys Registry is a Public Health Reporting Registry that facilitates United States healthcare providers’ participation in the National Health Care Surveys. The Registry allows its registrants to participate in specialized or public health reporting through electronic data submission.
NEW Presentation on the National Health Care Surveys Registry pdf icon[PDF – 3 MB] (September 12, 2018)
The National Health Care Surveys Registry, Promoting Interoperability and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System
The National Health Care Surveys are working together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs: Promoting Interoperability (PI), and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). All Eligible Clinicians (EC), Eligible Professionals (EP), Eligible Hospitals (EH), and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) can register their intent to submit data to NCHS. Registration is free of charge. National Health Care Surveys Registry registrants can attest to meeting one of the public health reporting measures of PI or MIPS. The Registry also allows any interested providers or provider organizations to register their intent to participate as well.
Those participating in one or more of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs are immediately in active engagement with the National Center for Health Statistics upon registration with the National Health Care Surveys Registry.
Declaration of Readiness
The National Health Care Survey’s Declaration of Readiness pdf icon[PDF – 180] provides references to applicable CMS and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) regulatory rules. It also states data standards and formats by which NCHS accepts National Health Care Surveys electronic data.
Details about participating in the Registry and the National Health Care Surveys
- Participating in the National Health Care Surveys and Promoting Interoperability/MIPS pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
- National Health Care Surveys Registry FAQs pdf icon[PDF – 603 KB]
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Vendor/Implementer Technical Details
EHR or Health Information Technology Module companies and those interested in details about certifying to Transmission to Public Health Agencies – Health Care Surveys – 45 CFR 170.315(f)(7) or implementing the HL7 CDA National Health Care Surveys Implementation Guide can find more information here.