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Register your intent to submit data to the Oregon Public Health Division

Oregon providers that intend to submit data to the Oregon Public Health Division to meet the public health objectives for Meaningful Use (MU) are required to register their intent within 60 days of the start of their reporting period. Providers that have achieved ongoing submission prior to Stage 2 are not required to register. To register, click here.  

 


 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) specifies the criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, providers must demonstrate that they are meaningfully using their EHRs to improve patient care. For more information on the CMS EHR incentive program, visit www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms, or visit the Oregon Medicaid EHR Incentive Program to apply.

 

The table below describes the measures that can be met under the Public Health objective in Oregon. To meet any measure providers must be actively engaged in the onboarding process (i.e., respond within two weeks to direction from the public health authority). Click on the links within the table to navigate to each program and its resources.

​ ​ ​​Eligible Pro​fessionals
Modified Stage 2 Standards ​Exclusion

Immunization Registry

ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS)

Register intent, be actively engaged in the onboarding process, or achieve ongoing submission.

ALERT IIS HL7 v2.5.1

CVX (Data content)

 

​Providers that do not administer immunizations are excluded from this measure.

Syndromic Surveillance

 

 -- N/A --

 

-- N/A --

Oregon does not accept syndromic surveillance data from EPs.

 

Specialized Registries

Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR)

Register intent, be actively engaged in the onboarding process, or achieve ongoing submission. ​ HL7 CDA, Release 2
LOINC (Data content)
SNOMED (Data content)
​​Providers that do not treat or diagnose cancer are excluded from this measure.
 
Providers that submit data to their hospital tumor registry are excluded from this measure (OSCaR is unable to accept data from these providers at this time).
Blood Lead Reporting (ELR)
Register intent, be actively engaged in the onboarding process, or achieve ongoing submission
HL7 v2.5.1
LOINC (Data content)
SNOMED (Data content)
​Providers that do not test for blood lead levels are excluded from this measure.

Communicable Disease Reporting (ELR)

Register intent, be actively engaged in the onboarding process, or achieve ongoing submission. HL7 v2.5.1
LOINC (Data content)
SNOMED (Data content)
​Providers that do not use perform in-house tests are excluded from this measure.

 

​Eligible Hospitals
Modified Stage 2 Standards ​
Immunization Registry
Register intent, be actively engaged in the onboarding process, or achieve ongoing submission
ALERT IIS HL7 v2.5.1
CVX (Data content)

Syndromic Surveillance

Oregon ESSENCE

Register intent, be actively engaged in the onboarding process, or achieve ongoing submission
HL7 v2.5.1
ADT Message types A01, A03, A04 and A08
PHIN Vocabulary Standards
Electronic Lab Reporting
Register intent, be actively engaged in the onboarding process, or achieve ongoing submission HL7 v2.5.1
LOINC (Data content)
SNOMED (Data content)

 


 

FAQs

  1. Can I get documentation that I am excluded from submitting data to a particular program?
      • Yes, you can print this page. This page serves as the official declaration of readiness for the Oregon Public Health Division.
  2. It looks like I'm excluded from sending any data to the Oregon Public Health Division (I don't give shots, I don't test for lead, I don't treat cancer, and I don't have an in-house laboratory!), where else do I have to look to find a specialized registry?
      • CMS says as long as you check with the state public health authority and with your specialty society, you have done your due diligence. Refer to the CMS FAQ #13657 for details.
      • Still confused? For more information on exclusions, please visit the CMS FAQ page.
  3. How do I submit my data?
      • The recommended transport method for immunization reporting is via SOAP web-service. For other methods, contact the immunization program.
      • The only acceptable transport method for syndromic surveillance at this time is secure FTP.
      • Submission of ELR or Lead data can be done by either secure FTP or PHIN-MS.
      • Submission of Cancer data is done via upload to WebPlus.
      • Visit each program's web page for more information.
  4. Can I get documentation that I've submitted a test or have achieved ongoing submission?
      • For immunization reporting, the HL7 testing tool provides documentation via email and logs test results which can be accessed at any time. For ongoing submitters, the HL7 ACK message serves as documentation of submission.
      • All other programs will provide a letter of status at the conclusion of your reporting period.

Computerized Entry of Laboratory Orders and Incorporation of Laboratory Results

Computerized order entry of laboratory tests and incorporation of clinical laboratory results are required MU objectives in Stage 2. This objective is distinct from the recognized Public Health MU objectives described above and does not count toward meeting the requirement for submission to Public Health. Further, while the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) is working to prioritize these interfaces, they have limited capacity to develop them. For that reason, you may not be able to establish an interface with OSPHL within your reporting period and instead may need to interface with another organization for MU purposes. For more information on interfacing with OSPHL, please visit their website.