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Laboratory Results for Reportable Diseases Message Submissions for Meaningful Use
Meaningful Use Laboratory Results for Reportable Diseases Message Submissions
The OSDH Acute Disease Service is receiving submissions of laboratory results for reportable diseases using the latest HL7 v2.5.1 ORU^R01 messaging specification (HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Public Health, Release 1 (US Realm) (electronic version in PDF) with errata) which is available at no cost at the following link: https://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=98.
Laboratory results indicating certain communicable diseases and pathogens are required to be reported to the OSDH. Please visit the OSDH What to Report site for specific details on the list of diseases and pathogens that are reportable in the State of Oklahoma.
Process for Submitting Test Messages to OSDH
1. To begin the process of submitting messages for laboratory results, please click on the link provided below.
Laboratory Registration Form
2. Once the registration form is received and processed, your registration will be placed in the queue with other registrations. You will be contacted by an OSDH representative to schedule the kickoff meeting. The kickoff meeting will be held via teleconference and you are required to include your vendor in the teleconference. Failing to include your vendor will require placing your registration back into the queue and the kickoff meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.
3. Communication during the testing period is conducted via email with occasional phone calls.
Communication during the testing period is conducted via email with occasional phone calls. If you have any additional questions, please refer to the FAQs or send an email to OSDH Meaningful Use.
Stage 2 alert: If you are participating in Stage 2, you are required to respond to any communication from the public health agency within 30 days. Failure to respond within two 30 day periods will result in failure of Stage 2 requirements.
Stage 1 vs. Stage 2
The following table contains laboratory results for reportable diseases requirements for stages 1 and 2. Laboratory reporting is not a requirement for Eligible Professionals.
The following tables detail the Public Health Stage 2 Laboratory Reporting of Reportable Diseases Objective:
For Providers Resending Second Stage 1 Meaningful Use Test Message for Failure.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is encouraging all providers who have submitted a Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 1 test immunization or reportable disease laboratory result messages failing OSDH message validation to make the necessary system modifications and resubmit. With successful MU Stage 1 test message validation and secure messages transport capabilities, Oklahoma providers will be better prepared to meet attestation requirements for MU Stage 2.
If system modifications are not possible following a failed Stage 1 test message submission, the OSDH understands, for the purpose of meeting MU Stage 1 attestation requirements, a second message failure will occur. In the event that a provider has submitted one failed test message, makes no modifications to their system, and intends to submit a second test message for MU Stage 1 that will also fail, there is no need to submit the second test message to OSDH for validation.
Should you have any questions regarding attestation requirements for the EHR Incentive Program, please contact the appropriate agency below:
Medicare: contact information for CMS Region VI can be found at: http://www.cms.gov/RegionalOffices/Downloads/DallasRegionalOffice.pdf.
For specific information about submitting Immunization or Laboratory Result messages, CMS offers Frequently Asked Questions.
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