How do I connect Practice Fusion with my registry for Meaningful Use (Medicaid) or MIPS (Medicare)?
1. In order to begin the Meaningful Use Modified Stage 2 or MIPS testing and submission process with any public health registry or surveillance system all providers must begin by registering their intent electronically submit data with the IDPH Meaningful Use Registration System.
After registration, a provider will receive an electronic confirmation message. This will serve as documentation of their status for Meaningful Use Modified Stage 2 or MIPS reporting and will provide additional information to prepare for the on-boarding process.
A provider will then be placed in a queue for on-boarding and will await invitation from the Illinois Department of Public Health to begin testing and validation.
2. Upon receipt of the invitation, complete the Immunization registration in Practice Fusion.
Ensure that the following information has been accurately entered into the EHR in the applicable areas: Provider name, Primary facility address, and NPI. Note: For instructions on editing your EHR Settings, click here.
Navigate to Settings --> Vaccines and immunizations--> Immunization registry.
Under Step 2: Connect, select Connect an EHR facility to your state registry.
Select the facility name with which you are registering.
Select "Illinois - Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE)" from the Receiving Registry the drop-down list.
Enter your credentials. Select the “i” icon for additional information about each credential.
If you do not know your site ID, please contact I-CARE.
Click Register to begin the testing and validation process.
3. Testing and validation process
Practice Fusion will start sending test immunization files to I-CARE along with the following information from your EHR account: provider name, primary facility address, NPI, and information you entered on the Immunization settings page.
If information was entered incorrectly on the settings page or if there was any error with the file, you should be notified by Practice Fusion with an explanation of the issue.
If you need to update the information entered in the Immunization settings page, delete the existing electronic transmission registration, correct the information, and resubmit the registration to re-start the testing and validation process with the updated information.
4. Activate your immunization integration in the Immunization Settings page
Once you have been notified by I-CARE that you can proceed to submit production (real patient) data, visit the Immunization settings page and activate your integration.
5. Submit immunization records directly to I-CARE
Once activated, you will be able to electronically submit immunization files to your registry for each patient.
Go to the Immunizations section of the chart and click Transmit all. Alternatively, click the Actions button and select Transmit to state registry.
This will now become your new workflow when submitting patient immunization records to your immunization registry. Simply continue to transmit patient immunization records to the state registry whenever you update a patient's immunization record.
For further inquiries about submitting immunization information to I-CARE, contact the registry by emailing DPH.HL7ICARE@illinois.gov.