Menu 5: Report Cancer Cases

Objective

Capability to identify and report cancer cases to a public health central cancer registry, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice. 

Measure

Successful ongoing submission of cancer case information from CEHRT to a public health central cancer registry for the entire reporting period.

Attestation Requirements 

  • YES/NO

Eligible professional's must report YES to successful ongoing submission of cancer case information from certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to a public health central cancer registry for the entire EHR reporting period. 

  • Ongoing submission was already achieved for an EHR period in a prior year and continues throughout the current EHR reporting period. 
  • Registration with the PHA or other body to whom the information is being submitted of intent to initiate ongoing submission was made by the deadline (within 60 days of the start of the EHR reporting period) and ongoing submission was achieved. 
  • Registration of intent to initiate ongoing submission was made by the deadline and the eligible professional or hospital is still engaged in testing and validation of ongoing electronic submission. 
  • Registration of intent to initiate ongoing submission was made by the deadline and the eligible professional or hospital is awaiting invitation to begin testing and validation. 

Exclusions:

  1. The eligible professional does not diagnose or directly treat cancer.
  2. The eligible professional operates in a jurisdiction where no public health agency is capable of receiving electronic cancer case information in the specific standard required for CEHRT at the beginning of their EHR reporting period. 
  3. The eligible professional operates in a jurisdiction where no PHA provides information timely on capability to receive electronic cancer case information. 
  4. The eligible professional operates in a jurisdiction for which no public health agency that is capable of receiving electronic cancer case information in the specific standards required for CEHRT at the beginning of their EHR reporting period can enroll additional eligible professional's.

For additional information from the CMS regarding Menu 5: Report Cancer Cases click here.

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