Pediatric Oral Health and Meaningful Use
Eligible professionals enrolled in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program may elect to report pediatric oral health information to the Michigan’s Dental Registry (MiDR), fulfilling the Specialized Registry Measure. Hospitals are not eligible at this time to select pediatric oral health reporting as a specialized registry measure.
View and Download the 5 Step Process to Submit Data to Michigan’s Dental Registry.
Why Support Electronic Pediatric Oral Health Reporting?
One million children in the State of Michigan are insured through Medicaid. In some areas throughout the State, almost 80% of those children did not visit the dentist during the year. Through the use of Michigan’s Dental Registry (MiDR), the State of Michigan can effectively increase access among the proportion of Medicaid recipients who are in need of preventive dental services by connecting them with the appropriate care in both the medical and dental setting. The Michigan’s Dental Registry’s intent is to create valid, reportable data that the State of Michigan can utilize to monitor pediatric oral health processes and outcomes at an aggregate level. The purpose of utilizing the pediatric oral health data is to assess the current condition of oral health within the State and address unmet needs within the population. This data will also allow for better coordination around patient treatment in the medical and dental setting, positively impacting the care provided to Medicaid children.
More information can be found at http://miteeth.org/.
Meaningful Use Registration Test with the Michigan’s Dental Registry
Eligible professionals who meet the criteria for selecting pediatric oral health reporting as the Specialized Registry Measure must complete a registration to submit information within 60 days of the start of the meaningful use reporting period. Eligible professionals include: Physicians (Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathy), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants who treat patients under the age of 18.
Instructions for completing the registration: Electronically register you and/or your practice with the State of Michigan Health System Testing Repository site (HSTR) at https://mimu.michiganhealthit.org/
Once the registration is completed, an e-mail will be sent with instructions on next steps to comply with meaningful use active engagement requirements.
Contact us: MiDR@Altarum.org