ElectronicTrading Partner Registration

Immunization Registry Reporting For Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Clinicians (EC), Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)

Instructions for Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) and becoming an Electronic Trading Partner (ETP)  with the Tennessee Immunization Information System (TennIIS) .

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) supports Public Health Reporting in accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Programs or Quality Payment Programs.  See TDH Declaration of Readiness.

To register your intent to report to public health, go to Trading Partner Registration.  Trading Partner Registration (TPR) is an application that allows potential trading partners (i.e. eligible hospitals, eligible professionals, pharmacies, laboratories, and others) to register their intent to electronically exchange data with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).  TPR provides documentation that can be utilized for attestation and audits from end to end through the use of milestone letters documenting the on-boarding progress and the active engagement status.

Click here for a calendar of upcoming TPR webinar training opportunities and additional registration information.  Potential trading partners are also encouraged to utilize the Trading Partner Registration Worksheet to assist them in gathering required registration information.



CMS has specified three components for demonstrating Meaningful Use under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program:

  1. Use of certified EHR technology in a meaningful manner (e.g., electronic prescribing);
  2. Use of certified EHR technology for the electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care; and
  3. Use of certified EHR technology to report clinical quality measures (CQMs) and other such measures as selected by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Note: You must register as a parent organization and each location as a facility.



Eligible Professionals (EPs) - Those professionals described in 42 CFR § 495.304(b) as being eligible to participate in the EHR Provider Incentive Program: Physicians (both Medical and Osteopathic), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Physician Assistants (PAs) who practice in an FQHC led by a PA, or in an RHC so led by a PA.

Eligible Hospitals (EHs) - Those hospitals described in 42 CFR § 495.304(a) as being eligible to participate in the EHR Provider Incentive Program: Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and Children’s Hospitals.

Eligible Clinician (ECs) - You’re a part of the Quality Payment Program in 2017 if you are in an Advanced APM or if you bill Medicare more than $30,000 a year and provide care for more than 100 Medicare patients a year. You must both meet the minimum billing and the number of patients to be in the program. If you are below either, you are not in the program. For MIPS, you must also be a: Physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist and certified registered nurse anesthetist.

NPI - National Provider Identifier; click here to search for your NPI.  

HL7 - Health Level Seven is a healthcare informatics interoperability standard for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information.

HL7 Messaging Standard Versions - 2.5.1, uni-directional or bi-directional.