Revised Certification Criteria


The 2015 Edition Cures Update revised the standards referenced by several existing 2015 Edition certification criteria.
 

Standards Revisions

§ 170.315(b)(3) ePrescribing § 170.315(d)(2) Adjustable Events and Tamper-Resistance
§ 170.315(b)(7) Security Tags – Summary of Care (send) (formerly, DS4P - Send § 170.315(d)(3) Audit Report(s)
§ 170.315(b)(8) Security Tags – Summary of Care (receive) (formerly, DS4P - Receive § 170.315(d)(10) Auditing Actions on Health Information
§ 170.315(c)(3) CQMs – Report  
 
In order to advance interoperability, the 2015 Edition Cures Update also established that the data required by the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) standard be met instead of the Common Clinical Data Set. The USCDI standard establishes a set of data classes and constituent data elements required to be exchanged in support of interoperability nationwide. 
 
Developers currently certified to any one or more of the above criteria must update to the 2015 Edition Cures Update version by December 31, 2022. 
 
Additional details on the standards revision for each crtierion can be found on the 2015 Edition Cures Update Reference Guide. 
 

USCDI Updates

§ 170.315(b)(1) Transitions of Care § 170.315(g)(6) Consolidated CDA Creation Performance
§ 170.315(b)(2) Clinical Information Reconciliation and Incorporation § 170.315(g)(9) Application Access – All Data Request
§ 170.315(e)(1) View, Download, and Transmit to a 3rd Party § 170.315(g)(10) Standardized API for Patient and Population Services*
§ 170.315(f)(5) Transmission to Public Health Agencies – Electronic Case Reporting  
 
*This is a new certification criterion that also refers to the USCDI
 
Developers currently certified to any one or more of the above criteria must update to the 2015 Edition Cures Update version by December 31, 2022. 
 
Additional details on the USCDI and/or Certification Companion Guide revisions for each crtierion can be found on the 2015 Edition Cures Update Reference Guide. 
 

SVAP

The 2020 Approved Standards, which are a part of the Standard Version Advancement Process (SVAP), went into effect in the ONC Health IT Certification Program beginning on March 12, 2021. Under the SVAP program, health IT developers wishing to incorporate newer versions of health IT standards and implementation specifications used in certified health IT may update their systems to these newer versions without undergoing additional certification testing. 
 
Additional information about the SVAP program can be found here
 
Please contact hit-certification@verizon.com for information on how to participate in the SVAP program, as well as the requirements to do so.