Meaningful Use Incentives and MIIC
An overview of the Meaningful Use immunization reporting Stage 1 and Stage 2 objectives, measures, and standards as they relate to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC). Updated 3/14
Incentive payments are available to eligible health care providers and eligible hospitals for “meaningful use” of electronic health record (EHR) technology. One component of meaningful use is the electronic submission of immunization data to immunization registries such as the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC).
Capability to submit electronic data to immunization registries or Immunization Information Systems and actual submission in accordance with applicable law and practice.
Performed at least one test of certified EHR technology's capacity to submit electronic data to immunization registries and follow up submission if the test is successful.
|Successful ongoing submission of electronic immunization data from Certified EHR Technology to an immunization registry or immunization information system for the entire EHR reporting period.|
|Accepted HL7 Versions||
*New Submitters include those who claimed an exception/exclusion for immunization reporting in Stage 1 and those who submitted a test message but did not achieve ongoing submission with MIIC in Stage 1.
Successful Meaningful Use data submissions to MIIC must:
- Be submitted from certified EHR technology,
- Follow HL7 specifications,
- Include MIIC-accepted CVX codes, and
- Be sent to MIIC via a secure transport mechanism.
Submissions using direct data entry, electronic transfer from billing systems, and electronic transfer in flat file format do not qualify under the meaningful use objectives.
New submitters (organizations that claimed an exception/exclusion for immunization reporting in Stage 1 and those who submitted a test message but did not achieve ongoing submission with MIIC in Stage 1) and organizations interested in changing MIIC file submission formats should follow this four-step process for data exchange with MIIC. This process includes: Registration, Pre-Testing, Onboarding, and Ongoing Submission with Quality Assurance.
Organizations that achieved ongoing immunization submissions in Stage 1 Meaningful Use should complete the Registration for Data Exchange with MDH and may continue MIIC submissions in their current format.
- Meaningful Use and Public Health Reporting in Minnesota
Details on reporting of meaningful use public health measures including listing of available programs for reporting.
- MDH e-Health Initiative
A public-private collaborative working to accelerate the adoption and use of health information technology in Minnesota.
- Key Health Alliance: Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT in Minnesota and North Dakota
Assistance to health care providers for adopting and using EHR technology. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Minnesota EHR Incentive Program (MEIP)
Information from the Department of Human Services on the Minnesota EHR Incentive Program (MEIP) for Medicaid. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program
Information about the CMS EHR incentive program, including eligibility, registration, program time lines, and more. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Resources, data/statistics, case and stories on adoption and use (including meaningful use) of EHRs and health information technology. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Public Health and Meaningful Use
Resources and guidance to support reporting of public health measures as part of meaningful use. Attention: Non-MDH link