In support of physician cancer reporting and Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU2), the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) will be implementing electronic reporting from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems. EHR reporting is designed to be secure, automated, and unobtrusive to practice operations. Successful ongoing submission to the TCR using this EHR reporting method will also assist eligible professionals in receiving Medicare and Medicaid incentive funds.
Cancer Reporting Registration for physicians (and other ambulatory providers) is now open. If you have any questions about cancer reporting to the TCR using a certified EHR or registration, please send us an email.
Helpful Resources for Certified EHR Reporting:
- EHR products must be certified for cancer reporting criteria (f)(5) Cancer Case Information AND (f)(6) Transmission to Cancer Registries, in order to participate in cancer reporting for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Please visit our informational Cancer Reporting Criteria Certification Check page for further intructions on determining if your EHR is certified for cancer reporting.
- The four Texas Regional Extension Centers (RECs) support physicians with individualized on-site services, technical assistance, and ongoing support to select, implement or upgrade EHRs, and provide guidance for meaningful use.
- The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (HIT) offers web-based interoperability training on Public Health Reporting, including state cancer reporting.
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