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Newborn Screening Information for Providers: MNScreen
MNScreen is a secure, system for reporting pulse oximetry and hearing screening results in Minnesota. The system—which involves collaboration among the Newborn Screening program, OZ Systems, midwives, and birth facility IT and nursery staff—is designed to improve demographic data integrity and the efficiency of follow-up care coordination for children who do not pass the hearing and pulse oximetry screenings.
MNScreen will allow both MDH program staff and birth facilities to monitor their own screening programs on an ongoing, real-time basis, which will help improve services for all Minnesota newborns. In the future, outpatient providers will also be able to use MNScreen to report diagnostic test results and refer newborns for other early interventions as needed, helping to improve access and reduce disparities in care.
MNScreen has been declared a public health registry that may be used for five CMS bonus points. Find more information about MDH’s efforts to support health care systems and independent hospital partners working toward full reimbursement for Medicare services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) public health reporting use cases at Promoting Interoperability.