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

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Background
Stage 1 and 2 immunization reporting
Successful data submissions
Process for data exchange with MIIC
State and regional resources
National resources

Background

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).

Stage 1 and 2 immunization reporting

Stage 1 2
Objective

Capability to submit electronic data to immunization registries or Immunization Information Systems and actual submission in accordance with applicable law and practice.

Measure

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.
EHR Certification
  • Prior to FY/CY 2014: Submitted from 2011-certified EHR.
  • As of FY/CY 2014: Submitted from 2014-certified EHR.
  • Submitted from 2014-certified EHR.
Accepted HL7 Versions
  • HL7 v2.5.1
  • New Submitters:*
    HL7 v2.5.1
  • Stage 1 Ongoing Submitters:
    HL7 v2.3.1 or v2.5.1
MIIC Requirements
  • Use of MIIC-accepted CVX codes.
  • Submission via a MIIC-accepted secure transport method.


*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 data submissions

Successful Meaningful Use data submissions to MIIC must:

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.

Process for electronic data exchange with MIIC

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.

State and regional resources

  • MDH e-Health Initiative
    A public-private collaborative working to accelerate the adoption and use of health information technology in Minnesota.

National resources

Updated Monday, 24-Mar-2014 10:19:12 CDT