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 California Immunization Registry (CAIR) 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 (CURs) to health plans interested in learning about their provider site’s usage of the California Immunization Registry.  The CUR allows Health Plans to see how and how often the provider enters their patients’ immunization data into CAIR2.  The CUR can be a tool for Health Plans to identify which provider sites need more guidance to maximize their use of CAIR.  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 the CUR report in the form of an Excel spreadsheet containing the following data fields:

                          CAIR2 Usage Report (CUR) Report (per month or per quarter)

1.       CAIR Organization Code of the provider’s office

2.       Date of Last Dose Submitted via Data Exchange (Provider enters dose into EHR and then EHR submits data to CAIR2)

3.       Number of Doses Submitted via Data Exchange 

4.       Date of Last Dose Submitted via User interface (Provider enters dose directly into CAIR2 through the Online CAIR Interface)

5.       Number of Doses Submitted via User interface

6.       Number of Power Users (Can add or edit patient information and doses, run reports and manage vaccine inventory)

7.       Number of Power User Logins

8.       Number of Regular Users (Can add or edit patient information and doses and run reports)

9.       Number of Regular User Logins

10.   Number of Read-Only Users (Can look-up patients and print immunization records, but not add or edit doses or patients.)

11.   Number of Read-only Logins

12.   Number of Data Exchange Quality Assurance Users (Can monitor HL7 messages being sent by their practice to CAIR2 for any errors or issues.

13.   Number of Data Exchange Quality Assurance Logins

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