CHA News Article

CDPH Revises Parkinson’s Disease Reporting Guide

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued its revised Parkinson’s Disease Registry Implementation Guide (version 3.0). As previously reported in CHA News, a new state law requires health care providers diagnosing or treating Parkinson’s disease patients to report each case to CDPH as of July 1. When CDPH issued its first implementation guide in May, CHA worked with the department to clarify some of the elements. CHA successfully advocated to allow hospital medical staffs or medical groups to report as one entity, thus eliminating duplicate entities for the same information.

Although this reporting requirement began July 1, data from the first quarter of reporting is not due until March 2019. More information can be found on the CDPH website.   

Providers are reminded that — if they elected to submit case data using the manual data entry portal — they must submit the CalREDIE Authorization form. Providers who elected to report automatically do not need to take further action.

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