Attestation Requirements for Immunization Registries

Attestation Requirements: 


  • Eligible physicians (EPs) or other eligible professionals must attest YES to having performed at least one test of certified EHR technology’s capacity to submit electronic data to immunization registries and follow up submission if the test was successful (unless none of the immunization registries to which the EP submits such information has the capacity to receive the information electronically) to meet this measure.
  • EXCLUSION: If an EP does not perform immunizations during the EHR reporting period, or if there is no immunization registry that has the capacity to receive the information electronically, then the EP would be excluded from this requirement. EPs must select NO next to the appropriate exclusion(s), then click the APPLY button in order to attest to the exclusion(s).


Additional Information: 

  • The test to meet the measure of this objective must involve the actual submission of information to a registry or immunization information system, if one exists that will accept the information. Simulated transfers of information are not acceptable to satisfy this objective.
  • The transmission of actual patient information is not required for the purposes of a test. The use of test information about a fictional patient that would be identical in form to what would be sent about an actual patient would satisfy this objective.
  • If multiple EPs are using the same certified EHR technology in a shared physical setting, testing would only have to occur once for a given certified EHR technology.
  • An unsuccessful test to submit electronic data to immunization registries or immunization information systems will be considered valid and would satisfy this objective.
  • If the test is successful, then the EP should institute regular reporting with the entity with whom the successful test was conducted, in accordance with applicable law and practice. There is not a measurement associated with this reporting.
  • The transmission of immunization information must use the standards at 45 CFR 170.302(k).

Last Updated On

February 27, 2012