Missouri Tests System Using Physician Billing Data from a Medical Billing Clearinghouse to Track Immunizations
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) designed, tested and evaluated a method to capture immunization data directly from physician billing and link it to the state's integrated health information system.
The project demonstrated that extracting immunization information from physician billing data is a viable means to acquire accurate, timely vaccine data for young children. This method may not be viable for other conditions.
Based on project results, expanding the number of medical billing clearinghouses that submit immunization data to MDHSS would increase the number of doses of vaccine documented in the statewide registry.