CAIR2 Usage Reports Available to Health Plans

To help assess and improve vaccine coverage levels among your members, ensuring that your network providers use the CAIR2 is key.  For Medi-Cal managed care plans, this will help you implement your contract requirement to ensure your providers participate in an immunization registry.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Immunization Branch is offers CAIR2 Usage Reports (URs) to health plans interested in learning about their provider site’s usage of the California Immunization Registry.  The UR (list of data fields included) allows Health Plans to see how and how often the provider enters their patients’ immunization data into CAIR2 and to identify which provider sites need more guidance to maximize their use of CAIR2.  Your Local CAIR Representative is also available to help you interpret your report and make recommendations to ensure your providers are using CAIR2 to its fullest potential.

Here’s how to get started:

Step 1   Define the group of providers you wish to monitor for CAIR2 usage.  For example, for Health Plans seeking to raise childhood immunization HEDIS measures, this may be all your network pediatric providers.

Step 2   Query the providers to obtain their CAIR2 Organization Codes.  This is the identification code assigned to each CAIR2 site.

Step 3   Send the list of CAIR2 Organization Codes to Steve.Nickell@cdph.ca.gov

Step 4   Either monthly or quarterly, CAIR2 will send your health plan contact an email containing your Health Plan’s UR.

To obtain these reports, your health plan will also be required to complete and submit a CAIR2 Health Plan Data Sharing Agreement.   To sign up to receive these reports, please forward the following information to steve.nickell@cdph.ca.gov.

  1. Your Health Plan/IPA Name
  2. Health Plan Contact Email (URs will be sent to this email address):
  3. Report Frequency Desired: Monthly or Quarterly
  4. Signed CAIR2 Health Plan Data Sharing Agreement (if not on file already)
  5. List of CAIR2 Organization Codes to be included in the Usage Report (updates to list will be accepted)