Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized to make incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) demonstrating meaningful use of certified Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) technology. If you are an eligible provider or an eligible hospital, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is accepting electronic health records (EHRs) reporting from eligible providers attesting for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2-Cancer Reporting to a Public Health (PH) entity. Registration of your intent to use a certified EHR as a means of electronically reporting cancer cases can be completed on the DHSS Website.
Clinicians who are using EHRs and want to report cancer cases to the Missouri Cancer Registry as required by State Statutes (192.650-192.657 RSMo) but are not participating in the Meaningful Use incentive program may contact the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center (MCR-ARC) directly. Contact Sue Stulgo or call 1-866-240-8809 for more information.