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Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2

Report Cancer Cases

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 certified EHR technology (CEHRT) to a public health central cancer registry for the entire EHR reporting period.

Clinical Importance:

Providers reporting to cancer registries can assist in the underreporting of cancer cases primarily in the outpatient setting. Facilitating electronic reporting either automatically or upon verification by providers can address this barrier by identifying reportable cancer cases and treatments. This information can be used to identify population trends such as the identification of underlying risk factors or treatments that may influence quality of life or survival.

CMS Resources:

The following resources are available to help you meet the Report Cancer Cases meaningful use menu measure:

CMS EHR Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

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