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What steps do eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals need to take to meet the specialized registry objective? Is it different from EPs?

For an eligible hospital or Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), the process is the same as for an EP. The eligible hospital or CAH should check their State* and any such organization or specialty society with which they are affiliated to determine if that entity maintains a specialized registry and for which they have made a public declaration of readiness to receive data for meaningful use no later than the first day of the provider’s EHR reporting period. However, we note that eligible hospitals or CAHs do not need to explore every specialty society with which their hospital-based specialists may be affiliated. The hospital may simply check with their State* and any such organization with which it is affiliated, and if no registries exist, they may simply exclude from the measure. For further information please see FAQ #:13657 For eligible hospitals and CAHs: The provider may meet the specialized registry measure up to 3 times. This can be done through reporting to: Three registries maintained by a public health agency Three registries maintained by one or more specialized societies One or two registries maintained by a public health agency and two or one maintained by a specialty society Two registries maintained by a public health agency and one exclusion Two registries maintained by a specialty society and one exclusion One registry maintained by a public health agency and one registry maintained by a specialty society and one exclusions* One registry maintained by a public health agency and two exclusions* One registry maintained by a specialty society and two exclusions* Three exclusions *In these cases, the exclusion which overlaps a category of registries would be based on there being no additional option for reporting beyond those already selected by the eligible hospital or CAH. PLEASE NOTE: In 2015, providers may also simply claim an alternate exclusion for a measure as defined in FAQ 12985 *If you report to an entity other than a State as your reporting jurisdiction (such as a county) you may elect to check with them. Created 01/28/2016 Updated 02/25/2016
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