This measure requires that an eligible provider is in active engagement to submit data to a specialized registry.
While Practice Fusion does not support direct integration for this measure, providers may use electronic submission methods beyond the functions of CEHRT to meet the requirements for the Specialized Registry Reporting measure. Please refer to the steps below for assistance in meeting this measure.
Register within 60 days of the start of the reporting period. For all providers meeting Meaningful Use in 2017 (who have attested previously), this registration deadline is March 1, 2017.
Refer to the CMS FAQ regarding what can count as a specialized registry: FAQ #22517.
- Discuss the reporting requirements with your particular specialized registry.
If the registry allows you to export CCDAs and submit them to the registry, follow the instructions outlined in our Knowledge Base for exporting a CCDA: What are clinical documents and how to I generate them?
If the registry requires additional reporting requirements, Practice Fusion will be unable to support reporting to that registry.
Any eligible professional (EP) that meets at least 1 of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:
- Does not diagnose or treat any disease or condition associated with or collect relevant data that is required by a specialized registry in their jurisdiction during the EHR reporting period.
- Operates in a jurisdiction for which no specialized registry is capable of accepting electronic registry transactions in the specific standards required to meet the CEHRT definition at the start of the EHR reporting period.
- Operates in a jurisdiction where no specialized registry for which the EP, eligible hospital, or CAH is eligible has declared readiness to receive electronic registry transactions at the beginning of the EHR reporting period.
How is active engagement defined?
Active engagement means that the provider is in the process of moving towards sending "production data" to a public health agency or clinical data registry, or is sending production data to a public health agency or clinical data registry.
Active Engagement Option 1– Completed Registration to Submit Data: The EP registered to submit data with the PHA or, where applicable, the CDR to which the information is being submitted; registration was completed within 60 days after the start of the EHR reporting period; and the EP is awaiting an invitation from the PHA or CDR to begin testing and validation. This option allows providers to meet the measure when the PHA or the CDR has limited resources to initiate the testing and validation process. Providers that have registered in previous years do not need to submit an additional registration to meet this requirement for each EHR reporting period.
Active Engagement Option 2 - Testing and Validation: The EP is in the process of testing and validation of the electronic submission of data. Providers must respond to requests from the PHA or, where applicable, the CDR within 30 days; failure to respond twice within an EHR reporting period would result in that provider not meeting the measure.
Active Engagement Option 3 – Production: The EP has completed testing and validation of the electronic submission and is electronically submitting production data to the PHA or CDR.
Review the CMS specifications for more information about this measure.
For more information on the EHR Incentive Program, please visit our Meaningful Use Center.