Kansas Promoting Interoperability


Formerly referred to as Meaningful Use, the Promoting Interoperability Program encourages eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to adopt, implement, upgrade, and demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). Meaningful Use originally had 3 stages of criteria, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 being the final stage, which each had unique requirements for submitting data. In 2018, Meaningful Use and its stages were renamed to Promoting Interoperability. This change moved the existing requirements of Meaningful Use to a new phase of Electronic Health Record (EHR) measurements with an increased focus on interoperability and improving patient access to health information.

Incentive Seekers

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules specify criteria that EPs, EHs, and CAHs must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
If you’re a Medicaid eligible provider, eligible hospital, or critical access hospital looking for information on how to attest for promoting interoperability and incentive information you can learn at CMS' Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs site.

Promoting Interoperability Data Submissions

KDHE accepts data submissions from all EPs, EHs, and CAHs for the following registries:

  • Immunization Registry
  • Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
  • Notifiable Conditions (Infectious Disease and Birth Defects Registries)
  • Electronic Reportable Laboratory Results Reporting
  • Electronic Case Reporting (eCR)

Public Health and Clinical Data

Registry Reporting Measures

Measure

Specifications

Measure 1 – Immunization
Registry Reporting

The EP, EH, or CAH is in active engagement* with a public health agency to submit immunization data and receive immunization forecasts and histories from the public health immunization registry/immunization information system.

Measure 2 – Syndromic
Surveillance Reporting

The EP, EH, or
CAH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit syndromic surveillance data.

Measure 3 – Electronic
Case Reporting

The EP, EH, or CAH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit case reporting of reportable conditions.

Measure 4 – Public Health
Registry Reporting

The EP, EH, or CAH is in active engagement to submit data to public health registries.

Measure 5 – Clinical Data
Registry Reporting

The EP, EH, or CAH is in active engagement to submit data to a clinical data registry.

Measure 6 – Electronic Reportable Laboratory (ELR)
Results Reporting

The EH or CAH is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit ELR results.

Additional information about these measures can be found here by clicking the links:

Registering to Submit Data

KDHE requires all new incentive seekers to register their intent to submit data to public health registries to meet public health objectives within 60 days of the start of your reporting period. Please email us at KDHE.MeaningfulUse@ks.gov to receive the required form or download the Registration of Intent to Submit Data form.

Submission Requirements for Kansas Public Health Objectives

Additional Resources