Lead Poisoning Prevention
Blood Lead Electronic Data Submission
The Blood Lead Information system (BLIS) is a system for tracking all blood lead test results in the state.
Blood Lead Reporting is a public health specialized registry for meaningful use or MIPS (MACRA) in Minnesota. This specialized registry option is available to eligible professionals/eligible clinicians who conduct blood lead testing, including tests using point-of-care machines, and report results electronically to MDH using the HL7 2.5.1 ELR specification. Priority for onboarding will be given to providers who submit results from point-of-care machines. Reporting lead results from hospitals is covered under the ELR (electronic lab reporting) option for meaningful use.
Sending information to MDH electronically does not satisfy the meaningful use/MIPS (MACRA) criteria by itself. The information must be sent using standards that have been developed to send health-related information between health care information systems. As part of pre-testing, the MDH blood lead program requires all facilities/laboratories to generate and evaluate test messages prior to submitting test messages to MDH. MDH will provide message formatting information prior to the pre-testing process.
Onboarding includes testing and validation and then moving to production/ongoing submission. A queue may be initiated depending on the number of clinics/clinicians/professionals registered and the priority list established by the MDH Blood Lead Program. Priority for onboarding will be given to providers who submit results from point-of-care machines.
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