EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) and QPP in West Virginia
West Virginia is now enrolling providers (Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Clinicians (ECs), and Eligible Hospitals) who wish to report immunization data, electronic laboratory reporting data (ELR), syndromic surveillance data, and/or cancer data to meet Meaningful Use/QPP requirements. For more information and to determine if you are eligible to register for a particular public health activity, please visit the appropriate website below.
DECLARATION OF READINESS STATEMENT (posted June 28, 2017): The programs listed below will begin accepting Stage 3 registrations January 1, 2018, for the 2018 reporting period. In 2018, EHR systems must be certified to the 2015 Edition CEHRT for each program. SUBSEQUENT REVISION TO READINESS STATEMENT: Per Federal Rule changes after June 28, 2017, EHR systems do not necessarily need to be certified to the 2015 Edition CEHRT for the 2018 reporting period. It is the provider's responsibility to know the requirements of the particular Federal Rule under which you are reporting.
Immunization Reporting for Meaningful Use/QPP
The West Virginia Statewide Immunization Information System (WVSIIS) is now accepting electronic HL7 messages from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems for immunization reporting and Meaningful Use/QPP attestation.
Syndromic Surveillance Reporting for Meaningful Use/QPP
More information on immunization reporting can be found here.
West Virginia is currently accepting syndromic surveillance data from eligible hospitals who wish to meet Meaningful Use requirements, as well as urgent care centers with three or more EP/ECs. West Virginia has implemented an electronic syndromic surveillance system in the state using the Centers for Disease Control's ESSENCE. The emphasis is on connecting hospital emergency departments and their associated urgent care facilities via the WVHIN's Health Information Exchange. Currently, West Virginia is NOT accepting syndromic surveillance data from EPs and ECs who are not associated with an urgent care center.
More information on syndromic surveillance reporting can be found here.
Electronic Laboratory Reporting for Meaningful Use
The West Virginia Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WVEDSS) is now accepting HL7 messages from certified hospital EHR systems for electronic laboratory reporting and Meaningful Use attestation.
Cancer Reporting for Meaningful Use/QPP
More information on electronic laboratory reporting can be found here.
The West Virginia Cancer Registry is now enrolling EPs/ECs who wish to implement electronic reporting of cancer data from certified EHR systems for Meaningful Use/QPP. (Please note that hospitals cannot conduct cancer reporting under Meaningful Use/QPP.)
More information on cancer reporting can be found here.
If you have questions about how OEPS is working with providers on Meaningful Use/QPP, please contact Tim Neely by e-mail at Tim.B.Neely@wv.gov or by calling (304) 356-4043.