Certified EHR Reporting for Physicians

The Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) is currently accepting cancer case data via Certified Electronic Health Records (EHR). Reporting to the TCR using Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) can be used for participation in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare quality reporting programs (MACRA > QPP > MIPS > Advancing Care Information (ACI), replacing the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, also known as Meaningful Use) and State Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

Please Note: Certified EHR reporting is not intended to replace traditional cancer reporting from hospitals and other facilities; it is meant to supplement existing reporting sources.

Requirements for Certified EHR Reporting to the TCR

Physicians wishing to participate in Certified EHR Reporting to the TCR must be using CEHRT that is certified for cancer reporting criteria. Visit our EHR Certification Criteria page for additional information on the certification criteria required for cancer reporting, and instructions on determining if your EHR meets the cancer reporting criteria.

Due to resource constraints, the TCR is unable to accept data from health care providers other than physicians at this time. Physicians who participate in MIPS/MU and are in cancer-related specialties such as oncology, hematology, urology, dermatology, and gastroenterology will be prioritized for onboarding. Please see our Registration and Onboarding page for additional details.

Additional Resources


If you have any questions about Certified EHR Reporting, please email CancerReporting@dshs.texas.gov.

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