Meaningful Use (MU) Public Health Reporting

The Eligible Professional (EP), Eligible Hospital (EH), or Critical Access Hospital (CAH) is in active engagement with a Public Health Agency (PHA) or Clinical Data Registry (CDR) to submit electronic public health data in a meaningful way using Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT), except where prohibited and in accordance with applicable law and practice.

Announcements

Important MURPH System Service Update

The Enhanced Meaningful Use (EMU) Program is scheduled to end on December 31st, 2021. All EMU related registry support for New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) will cease on the aforementioned date as well. Once the registry support for the program ends, your Audit Report Card (ARC) will serve as the only source of truth containing evidence of your program participation in case of an audit initiated by the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).

To ensure all program participants (Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs)) have access to their most accurate and up to date Audit Report Cards (ARC), we encourage all participants to review their ARC in Meaningful Use Registration for Public Health (MURPH) system. If your review finds all the information listed in your ARC to be correct, no further action is required on your part. Should you find any discrepancies in your Meaningful use (MU) status with a registry, please contact the Informatics Analysts at the registry directly to remediate such discrepancies by July 31st, 2021. No changes will be allowed to ARC Meaningful Use Statuses beyond that date.

For NEW program participants, the last day to register for Meaningful Use in MURPH is also July 30th, 2021.

Have you Registered Intent to Report to Public Health?

Providers must have registered intent to submit data to Public Health any time before or within 60-days of the start of their chosen EHR Reporting Period. Providers may select any continuous 90-day period within the calendar year for the 2021 Payment Year as their EHR Reporting Period, but this period must end prior to the date of attestation.

If you have not registered intent to report to Public Health earlier this year or in a prior year, please register your intent on the MURPH System. Registration of Intent should NOT be re-done each year. You may edit an existing registration with any changes.

MURPH Contact Change Request Form

If the contact person for your Meaningful Use Registration for Public Health (MURPH) account has left your organization and you can no longer access the account, our support team can help. Please fill out the MURPH Contact Change Request Form and send it to MUPublicHealthHelp@health.ny.gov for review. Upon receipt, we will update the contact information for your registration in the MURPH system, which will allow the new contacts to access the registration and make any necessary changes, or view the Audit Report Card.

This form is available using the link above and also in the MURPH application in the Health Commerce System.

Registries Available Outside the 5 Boroughs of NYC

lmmunization Registry Reporting

Syndromic Surveillance Reporting

Other Measures

Electronic Laboratory Reporting