The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a Centralized Repository for public health agencies (PHA) and clinical data registries (CDR) to provide a centralized source of information for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) looking for public health, clinical data, or specialized registry electronic reporting options.
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs include several public health measures that require EPs, eligible hospitals, and CAHs to engage with a PHA or CDR to submit electronic public health data. The repository will assist providers in finding entities that accept electronic public health data.
Please Note: CMS’ Centralized Repository is not the authoritative source of all public health reporting options currently available. For the Medicare or Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, the absence of an entry in the CMS Centralized Repository is not sufficient documentation for claiming an exclusion and should not prevent a provider from reporting to a registry. Providers must check with the jurisdictional public health agencies or specialty societies to which they belong and document that information to satisfy Medicare or Medicaid reporting.
For More Information:
Review FAQ 13657 and FAQ 14117 for steps providers should take to determine if there is a specialized registry available, or if they can claim an exclusion. To learn more about what qualifies as a specialized registry, please review FAQ 13653.