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Old 05-10-2013, 03:59 PM
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Ok, have a look here:

https://questions.cms.gov/faq.php?id=5005&faqId=3211

Direct from CMS. Looks like I do indeed have to have a certified interface engine.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:18 PM
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So your usage of Mirth is related to CQM specifically?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:32 AM
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We use it to submit syndromic surveillance data, immunization data, will be using it to deliver CCDs, and transmit lab tests to providers.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:08 AM
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The response from CMS is related to the usage of a non-certified product to meet Clinical Quality Measures reporting related to Meaningful use. As I read it. The issue would be that you manipulated the data associated with CQM reporting with a product that is not MU Certified with a Non-Certified solution. This would be an issue. But that is not what you are doing from what I understand. CQM is a very specific Chapter in the Certification process and has very specific rules.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:20 AM
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The question in the link that I provided was this:

"[EHR Incentive Programs] If a provider purchases a certified Complete Electronic Health Record (EHR) or has a combination of certified EHR Modules that collectively satisfy the definition of certified EHR technology, but opts to use a different, uncertified EHR technology to meet certain meaningful use core or menu set objectives and measures, will that provider be able to successfully demonstrate meaningful use under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs?"

The individual measures that we are trying to meet are the ones listed in my previous post. We aren't using it for CQMs.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:35 AM
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"use core or menu set objectives and measures" This is a reference to CQM specifically. I am not sure this answer relates to your usage. Not sure this relates to your usage.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:41 AM
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It is also a reference to the different objectives we must do for both EP and EH requirements.

EP:

http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-G...ntents_EPs.pdf

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http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-G...itals_CAHs.pdf
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:54 PM
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But the EHR would still be able to do each of those things on its own as it is certified. Your doing them would have nothing to do with the EHR ability to that would it?
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:36 PM
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That's correct but if you read the answer to the FAQ I posted asking if someone who had a complete certified EHR but uses an uncertified EHR technology to meet core or menu objectives or measures, it states:

"No, the provider would not be able to successfully demonstrate meaningful use....A provider using uncertified EHR technology to meet one or more of the core or menu set measures would not be using the capabilities and standards that were certified to accomplish each objective."
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:26 AM
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https://questions.cms.gov/faq.php?id=5005&faqId=3211

From my interpretation and referenced CMS FAQ (as well as wit-man) it suggests MIRTH would require certification if it is used to meet any of the objectives outside of what the vendor certified. The FAQ does reference 10589 with some exceptions unfortunately I do not find any information on FAQ 10589. A couple years ago I found specific reference to using a uncertified integration engine and it specifically stated it would not qualify. I can not find that reference again but still looking.

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