Announcement: Data Quality Issues Experienced by MCOs via Texas Immunization Registry

Announcement: Data Quality Issues Experienced by MCOs via Texas Immunization Registry

MCOs utilize a data exchange format known as Immunization History Query (IHQ) files to request immunization data on their members from the Texas Immunization Registry to meet reporting needs for HHSC, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, or internal stakeholders.

The IHQ files are submitted in a batch submission about once per month. The registry processes the IHQ files to query and identify if the member is a registry client. In return, the registry provides the MCO an Immunization History Response (IHR) file which contains the vaccination records of the members who are registry clients.

If health care providers address the following issues, the overall data quality of patient and immunization data is expected to increase as well as the patient participation in the registry which will allow for health care providers to provide better and more reliable care. Click here for more details.

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