Benefits for Health Plans
MCIR benefits health care organizations by consolidating immunization information from multiple providers. This reduces vaccine preventable diseases, over-vaccination, and allows providers and other authorized users to see up-to-date patient immunization history.
Most Michigan health plans utiize the MCIR/HEDIS* extract process to supplement or provide their administrative data for annual HEDIS measurement. Some health plans have had so much success with the MCIR/HEDIS extract data that they have been able to eliminate annual chart audits.
*HEDIS is the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
For Technical Assistance with:
- Using the MCIR Web Application, contact your MCIR Regional Office
- The MCIR/HEDIS extract process, contact Ian Hancke at the Michigan Department of Community Health: 517-241-7647.