Birth and Fetal Death Reporting and Meaningful Use for Eligible Hospitals
Eligible hospitals enrolled in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program may elect to report birth and fetal death information to the Michigan Birth Registry (MBR), fulfilling the Stage 2 Public Health Objective Specialized Registry Measure and the Stage 3 Public Health Objective Public Health Registry Measure.
Why Support Electronic Birth and Fetal Death Reporting?
Birth and death information from Vital Records is used for legal purposes as well as for providing statistics for health research and population health management. Public health surveillance teams use this information to capture a complete set of data on newborns. Electronic reporting will assist birthing facilities by streamlining current reporting requirements and avoiding double entry of information, while improving the timeliness and quality of birth and fetal death reporting to the State of Michigan Vital Records Office.
Criteria for Meaningful Use Reporting
In order to select live birth or stillbirth reporting as a Public Health Registry Measure, eligible hospitals must:
- Be a birthing facility in Michigan
- Have interest in piloting electronic submission of live birth and fetal death information
Meaningful Use Registration to Test with the Birth Registry
Eligible hospitals who meet the criteria for selecting live birth and fetal death reporting must complete a registration to submit live birth within 60 days of the start of the meaningful use reporting period.
Registration can be completed by sending an email to eBirthreporting.Help@altarum.org or calling 734-302-4910 with intent to utilize the registry.
Once the registration is completed, an e-mail will be sent with instructions on next steps to comply with meaningful use active engagement requirements.
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