EHR Meaningful Use Public Health Objective Clarification for 2016

We have heard from many members seeking clarification on the Public Health Objective under the Stage 2 Modifications rule in 2016.

As you know, if providers claim exclusions for the immunization and syndromic surveillance measures under the Public Health Objective in 2016, they are required to register for two specialized registries under Measure 3 of the Public Health Objective—if there are two available from their specialty society and state. We are currently working with CMS to clarify the issue of registering with cancer registries.

We will update you as soon as we have additional information.