Public Health Reporting & Promoting Interoperability - Minnesota Department of Health

Public Health Reporting & Promoting Interoperability (PI)
(formerly known as Meaningful Use (MU))

This webpage is a revision of the Public Health Reporting & Meaningful Use page. Below is a summary of latest updates:

  1. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has Declared Readiness for two new Promoting Interoperability (PI) use cases. These new Public Health Reporting use cases include: 
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Syndromic Surveillance Program (CDC NSSP)
    • Electronic Case Report (eCR)

    Both of these new use cases do not take effect until January 1, 2022, and do not affect your 2021 reporting needs for MU (or MIPS).

  2. With Meaningful Use (MU) incentives not longer available, external partners do not need to continue to add new providers in the onboarding tool eData Registry. This link is being removed. 

  3. For CY2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved new PI rules for public health reporting that includes four required use cases for the Public Health Objectives. All four use cases are required for the 10 points towards full Medicare payment of services.
    • ELR reporting
    • Immunization registry reporting
    • Electronic Case Reporting (eCR)
    • Syndromic Surveillance Reporting

MDH also offers three Public Health Registries. One of these may be used for 5 CMS Bonus Points.

Public Health Reporting use cases MDH is promoting for Interoperability include:

  • Minnesota Cancer Reporting                                           
  • MN Screen (pulse oximetry and hearing screening)
  • Blood Lead reporting 

Additional public health reporting uses cases available with MDH include:

  • Laboratory Orders/Results – Infectious Disease Lab (IDL)
  • Laboratory Orders/Results – Newborn Screening Blood Spot
  • Traumatic Brin Injury/Spinal Cord Injury (TBI/SCI) reporting

For more information, please contact

Updated Tuesday, 23-Nov-2021 16:22:54 CST