NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3 - Public Health Registry Reporting

Grandfathering Regulation

  • Regulation is also available in Portable Document Format (PDF)

An eligible provider may be able to count Active Engagement with a Specialized Registry under the Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3 Public Health Registry Reporting Measure or Clinical Data Registry Reporting Measure. In order to do this, the following requirements must be met:

  1. In a prior year, the eligible provider achieved Active Engagement Option 3: Production, under the MU Modified Stage 2 Requirements for 2015–2017.
  2. The eligible provider remained in production with the Specialized Registry, during the EHR Reporting Period.
  3. The eligible provider verified that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has not defined any certification criteria in the 2015 Edition Final Rule that would apply to the Specialized Registry, as of the start of the EHR Reporting Period.

Additional Information

Cancer Case Reporting and Case Reporting cannot qualify for this exception because ONC has defined standards in the 2015 Edition CEHRT criteria for these types of reporting.

Supporting Documentation

For details on achieving Active Engagement for a Public Health Reporting Measure and the definition of a Specialized Registry please see Public Health FAQ #1.1 and CMS FAQ #13653.