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Meaningful Use Information


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has declared that the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) has both the technical and administrative capacity to support immunizing providers in qualifying for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to provide financial compensation for the “Meaningful Use” of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals.

Meaningful Use Stage 1 & 2:
The MIIS is actively working with eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to meet the required public health objectives of on-going submissions of electronic immunization data in order to qualify for Meaningful Use incentives.

Meaningful Use Stage 3:
Beginning January 1, 2017, The MIIS will be ready for stage 3 requirements including:
• The ability to respond to bi-directional queries (QBP/RSP).
• The capacity to receive NDC codes (in addition to CVX codes).

You can now register your Intent for Meaningful Use with the MIIS online through the ContactMIIS Resource Center. To register your intent, first log into this website with your registered email and password on right side Login Box. Next select the Meaningful Use tab, click the “Intent Registration”, and fill in and submit the requested information (see the MU2 Registration of Intent Guide for a Single Site (PDF) or Group (PDF) for more details.

If you do not have a login for the ContactMIIS Resource Center, please contact your site’s Access Administrator for to be first be identified as an authorized user for your provider site and then register for the MIIS on the Registration tab of the ContactMIIS Resource Center. Please call the MIIS Helpdesk if you need more information.

If you are a provider interested MU the first step is to have your internal IT staff or EHR Technical Support review the MIIS HL7 Transfer Specifications (PDF) | (RTF). This is a detailed technical document that describes the format of the HL7 message that will be sent to the registry. Please note the MIIS can only accept messages using HL7 2.5.1.

If your EHR uses a different version of HL7 (i.e. HL7 2.3.1), you may be eligible for an exclusion for Meaningful Use. We at the MIIS program do not grant exclusions. This is processed by MassHealth. The vendor of your EHR has to write a letter stating that their EHR application is not compatible with the requirements / specifications to attest for MU. This letter should be sent by the vendor on behalf of the provider (EP or EH) to:

Massachusetts EHR Incentive Payment Program:
Email: MassEHR@masstech.org | Phone: 1-855-MassEHR | Fax: 508-898-3211