The West Virginia Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WVEDSS) is now accepting HL7 messages from certified electronic health record (EHR) systems for electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and Promoting Interoperability (PI) attestation. ELR reporting is designed to be secure, automated, and unobtrusive to facility operations. Successful ongoing submission to WVEDSS using the ELR reporting method will assist eligible hospitals in receiving Medicare and Medicaid incentive funds.
The information below provides an overview of the ELR reporting process in West Virginia for the 2021 reporting period.
DECLARATION OF READINESS STATEMENT (posted June 16, 2021): The WVEDSS will continue accepting ELR registrations for all stages under the Promoting Interoperability Programs for the remainder of the 2021 reporting period and continuing with the 2022 reporting period. It is the registrant's responsibility to know the requirements of the particular Federal Rule under which you are registering and reporting.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that providers keep a record of all communications received from public health throughout the registration, onboarding, testing, and production process, as well as any other documentation that may be needed for attestation or auditing purposes. Examples may include e-mails, screen shots proving date of registration, acknowledgement letters, etc. Due to the large volume of registrants, public health programs will not have the capacity to prepare such a log on your behalf.