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Better Information Means Better Care: Health Information Technology

Stage II - Cancer Case Reporting Menu Measure

Eligible Professionals in New York State and New York City

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Objective

Capability to identify and report cancer cases to a public health central cancer registry, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.

Measure

Successful ongoing submission of cancer case information from CEHRT to a public health central cancer registry for the entire EHR reporting period.

Exclusions

Any Eligible Professional (EP) that meets at least 1 of the following criteria may be excluded from this objective:

1. An EP that does not diagnose or directly treat cancer may be excluded from this measure;
2. The EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency is capable of receiving electronic cancer case information in the specific standards required for CEHRT at the beginning of their EHR reporting period;
3. The EP operates in a jurisdiction where no PHA provides information timely on capability to receive electronic cancer case information; or
4. The EP operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency that is capable of receiving electronic cancer case information in the specific standards required for CEHRT at the beginning of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional Eligible Professionals.

Additional Information

See the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Meaningful Use pages for the most up-to-date information.

Meeting the Stage 2 Cancer Case Reporting Measure in New York State

Registration

Eligible Professionals who diagnose cancer or directly treat cancer may register their intent to submit cancer case data to the New York State Cancer Registry (NYSCR).

Refer to Registration Instructions for details about the registration process.

Data Specifications

Cancer reporting will be accepted from electronic health record software certified by an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body and will be in accordance with the Implementation Guide for Ambulatory Healthcare Provider Reporting to Central Cancer Registries (August 2012). To determine if your software is certified for the 2014 Edition, visit the Certified Health IT Product List.

Testing and On-boarding

The NYSCR will place all EPs who register their intent to submit cancer data in a queue. The NYSCR will prioritize practices for testing and on-boarding based on criteria that include, but not limited to, the services offered and the specialties of the providers.

The NYSCR will invite practices to begin testing. The NYSCR will verify submitted test data for valid structure, content, and completeness. For any issues, the NYSCR will request EHR vendor/IT attention for troubleshooting, implementation of corrections, and continued testing.

After valid test message(s) are received, the NYSCR will place the EP in an on-boarding queue. The EP will be invited to initiate the on-going data submission process, providing case information for verification. On-going submission data will be tested and verified. Once valid on-going submission is achieved, the EP reporting will be moved to production.

Data Transport

Eligible Professionals will submit MU Stage 2 cancer data to the NYSCR using a batch upload application located on the Health Commerce System. Information will be provided with on-boarding invitations.

Contact

New York State Cancer Registry
Email: mdreports@health.state.ny.us
Phone: 1-518-474-0971

Questions about the Meaningful Use Public Health Measures should be sent to MUPublicHealthHELP@health.state.ny.us.