Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program (MCSP)

Cancer Reporting and Meaningful Use

Eligible professionals enrolled in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) may elect to report cancer case information to the Michigan Cancer Registry, fulfilling the Public Health Objective Specialized Registry Measure.  Hospitals are not eligible at this time to select cancer reporting as a specialized registry measure.  Hospitals and laboratories should continue to report in accordance with the Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program’s guidelines and procedures.

Criteria for Cancer Reporting

Eligible professionals must meet the following criteria in order to select cancer reporting as a Specialized Registry Measure.

  • Diagnose or Treat Cancer
    In Michigan, all in situ and malignant conditions are reportable, with the exception of basal and squamous cell skin cancers in non-genital skin. Benign tumors of the brain and central nervous system are also reportable.  Link to the complete list of reportable cancer conditions:  Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program Reporting Requirements
  • Capability to Submit Cancer Case Reports in the Standard Format
    A national standard has been developed for certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to generate electronic cancer case reports.  Not all CEHRTs have the capability to generate cancer case reports using the national standard.  Verification that the CEHRT has the capability is a requirement before proceeding with cancer reporting.The Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program has developed a supplemental implementation guide CEHRT vendors should review before setting up cancer reporting for Michigan providers: Michigan Ambulatory Cancer Reporting Guide

Registration to Submit Cancer Reports

Eligible professionals who meet the criteria for selecting cancer reporting as the Specialized Registry Measure must complete a registration to submit cancer reports within 60 days of the start of the meaningful use reporting period.   Registration is completed through the Michigan Health System Testing Repository.

Instructions for completing the registration:  Michigan Health System Testing Repository User Guide

Once the registration is completed, an e-mail will be sent with instructions on next steps to comply with meaningful use active engagement requirements.

View and Download the 5 Step Cancer Reporting Meaningful Use Process

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