Kansas Meaningful Use Stage 1

Public Health Reporting

In 2009, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress authorized more than $25 billion in incentive payments to hospitals and healthcare providers to facilitate the adoption of meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs). Incentive payments of up to $44,000 through the Medicare incentive program or $63,750 through the Medicaid incentive program can be made to eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs).

To receive incentive payments, providers must meet and maintain a set of meaningful use measures using a certified EHR. Meaningful use employs a three stage approach, with each stage building on the preceding stage. To demonstrate stage one of meaningful use, an eligible professional must comply with 15 “core” requirements and 5 of 10 “menu” requirements.   EPs and EHs are required to meet at least one Public Health meaningful use objective from the menu set of requirements.  These include electronic submission of immunization data, syndromic surveillance data, or reportable laboratory results.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working towards enabling eligible providers and hospitals to meet the three public health “menu” options.  KDHE has chosen to allow EPs and EHs to attest exclusion for any one of the three public health meaningful use criteria.

Exclusion Letter for Public Health Reporting

Program Information and Contacts
Immunization Registry (KSWebIZ)

Mike McPherson

Syndromic Surveillance:

Kansas is utilizing BioSense 2.0 to conduct syndromic surveillance. BioSense 2.0 is a collaborative project between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and other public health partners to provide local, state, and federal partners a timely regional and national picture of trends in disease syndromes and situation awareness. At this time, KDHE is only working with EHs only.  KDHE is also working with the Health Information Exchanges (HIE) in Kansas to provide hospitals with an option of connecting to BioSense through the HIE.

For more information on how to connect to BioSense 2.0 contact Bonnie Liscek at BLiscek@kdheks.gov or (785) 296-6543.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting:

KDHE has offered EHs exclusion for Stage 1 due to capacity limitations. However, EHs are encouraged to work with the Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics (BEPHI) to begin the process of submitting and testing electronic data on reportable laboratory results.  For more information contact Linda King at lking@kdheks.gov or (785) 296-0177.

ELR Implementation Guide

Reportable Laboratory Results
The following hospitals have met the KDHE’s requirements for Meaningful Use related to Stage 1 measure for electronic submission of data to public health agencies:

Official Hospital Name

Hospital Address


Date Measurement Met

Olathe Medical Center

20333 West 151st St
Olathe, KS 66061


September 27, 2011

Shawnee Mission Medical Center

9100 West 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204


September 27, 2011

Via Christi Hospital

929 N. St. Francis,
Wichita, KS 67214


December 9, 2011

Miami County Medical Center

2100 Baptiste Drive,
Paola, KS 66071


September 14, 2012

Scott County Hospital

310 E. 3rd Street,
Scott City, KS 67871


September 14, 2012

Olathe Medical Center - IMA

20333 W 151st,
Olathe, KS 66061


September 14, 2012

Urgent Care of Olathe

15435 W. 134th Place,
Olathe, KS 66062


September 14, 2012

Antioch Family Care

8708 W. 135th Street,
Overland Park, KS 66221


September 14, 2012

Kansas Medical Center

1124 West 21st Street,
Andover, KS 67002


September 19, 2012

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

325 Maine Street,
Lawrence, KS 66044


February 11, 2013

LMH South

3500 Clinton Parkway,
Lawrence, KS 66044


February 11, 2013

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant Community Hospital

415 North Main Street,
Ulysses, KS 67880


February 13, 2013

As stated in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs EHR Incentive Program Final Rule, follow up submission is a requirement to meet the meaningful use objective.

Messages can be tested for accuracy at the following link prior to working with KDHE:

Message Quality Framework (MQF)

Helpful Links

KDHE Division of Health Care Finance – Electronic Health Records: http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/hite/default.htm

Medicare EHR Incentive Program and Meaningful Use: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms

Office of the National Coordinator: http://www.healthit.gov/

Kansas Health Information Exchange Initiative: http://www.kanhit.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://cdc.gov/ehrmeaningfuluse/