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§170.205 Content exchange standards and implementation specifications for exchanging electronic health information.

The Secretary adopts the following content exchange standards and associated implementation specifications:

(a) Patient summary record.

(1) Standard. Health Level Seven Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Release 2, Continuity of Care Document (CCD) (incorporated by reference in §170.299). Implementation specifications. The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) Summary Documents Using HL7 CCD Component HITSP/C32 (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(2) Standard. ASTM E2369 Standard Specification for Continuity of Care Record and Adjunct to ASTM E2369 (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(b) Electronic prescribing.

(1) Standard. The National Council for the Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) Prescriber/Pharmacist Interface SCRIPT standard, Implementation Guide, Version 8, Release 1 (Version 8.1) October 2005 (incorporated by reference in §170.299)

(2) Standard. NCPDP SCRIPT Standard, Implementation Guide, Version 10.6 (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(c) Electronic submission of lab results to public health agencies. Standard. HL7 2.5.1 (incorporated by reference in §170.299). Implementation specifications. HL7 Version 2.5.1 Implementation Guide: Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Public Health, Release 1 (US Realm) (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(d) Electronic submission to public health agencies for surveillance or reporting.

(1) Standard. HL7 2.3.1(incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(2) Standard. HL7 2.5.1(incorporated by reference in §170.299). Implementation specifications. Public Health Information Network HL7 Version 2.5 Message Structure Specification for National Condition Reporting Final Version 1.0 and Errata and Clarifications National Notification Message Structural Specification (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(e) Electronic submission to immunization registries.

(1) Standard. HL7 2.3.1(incorporated by reference in §170.299). Implementation specifications. Implementation Guide for Immunization Data Transactions using Version 2.3.1 of the Health Level Seven (HL7) Standard Protocol Implementation Guide Version 2.2 (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(2) Standard. HL7 2.5.1 (incorporated by reference in §170.299). Implementation specifications. HL7 2.5.1 Implementation Guide for Immunization Messaging Release 1.0 (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(f) Quality reporting. Standard. The CMS Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) 2009 Registry XML Specification (incorporated by reference in §170.299). Implementation specifications. Physician Quality Reporting Initiative Measure Specifications Manual for Claims and Registry (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

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