The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to eligible children, through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs. CHIP is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) serves uninsured children up to age 19 in families with incomes too high to qualify them for Medicaid. States have broad discretion in setting their income eligibility standards, and eligibility varies across states.
APRIL 2021: DDL FLEXIBILITY COVID-19 UPDATE FROM CDC
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for DDL's has soared while supply has remained limited. CDC understands this and is extending temporary flexibilities to providers who need assistance until supplies increase. Check this document for detail on what to do if your DDL has passed its recalibration date or isn't functioning properly.
Health Level Seven (HL7) is a set of international standards used to provide guidance with transferring and sharing data between various healthcare providers. Most Chicago VFC Providers communicate their immunization administration data via their EMR using a secure HL7 Connection. This is our preferred method to report your doses to the Immunization Registry (I-CARE). Please see below for more resources and onboarding instructions.
Benefits of HL7
Helps in creating an electronic health record which facilitates easy communication between systems and healthcare providers.
Enables the exchange of information securely, using a standardized format.
Allows easy communication between 2 or more systems.
If your clinic is not currently transmitting data to I-CARE using HL7 and would like to participate in this exchange, please visit our HL7 onboarding survey to start the process today.
For more resources on how to connect your system to I-CARE uses HL7 please click here I-CARE HL7.