Drug Overdose Reporting

DOR Updates

TDH Releases 2022 List of Reportable Disease in Tennessee 

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has released the 2022 List of Reportable Diseases in Tennessee, effective as of January 1st.  

Included at the site linked above are the list of reportable diseases and guidance for healthcare providers and laboratories regarding reporting requirements.  

Announcement:

The On Par with DOR  2022 Q1 newsletter is now available. The newsletter contains valuable and up-to-date information regarding DOR reporting that includes tips, tricks, frequently asked questions, and reminders that we encourage you to review. Click the blue link button below to view our quarterly newsletter, On Par with DOR. This newsletter was developed to help improve reporting efforts for our hospitals reporting drug overdoses to TDH. On Par with DOR contains valuable and up-to-date information regarding DOR reporting that includes tips, tricks, frequently asked questions, and reminders that we encourage you to review.

We have put together a survey to allow our trading partners to provide feedback regarding their satifaction with the newsletter and to provide an opportunity to share ideas for future content. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

On Par with DOR Newsletter Survey

In 2019, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Office of Informatics and Analytics began setting up all Facilities reporting to DOR with a Secure File Transport Protocol (SFTP) connection to prepare for migration to SFTP. We will be migrating all remaining Facilities still reporting in REDCap to SFTP, which includes the updated DOR reporting format. Please note that Facilities will no longer be able to report in REDCap after September 30th, 2021.

Effective January 3rd, 2021, hospitals will be required to report drug overdoses containing 36 new Opioid-related ICD-10-CM codes. These new codes allow for more specific reporting of drug overdoses involving synthetic opioids including drug overdoses involving fentanyl. The 36 new codes have been added to the Drug Overdose Reporting (DOR) 2021 Reportable Diagnosis Code List and are detailed in the document links below:

Tennessee Department of Health – DOR Notification - 

Tennessee Department of Health – DOR Diagnosis Code List - 

If you have any questions or comments you would like to share, click on the link below to enter your information in the Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA) Comments, Questions and Feedback form. 

Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA) Feedback Form

Effective January 3rd, 2021, hospitals will be required to report drug overdoses containing 36 new Opioid-related ICD-10-CM codes. These new codes allow for more specific reporting of drug overdoses involving synthetic opioids including drug overdoses involving fentanyl. The 36 new codes have been added to the Drug Overdose Reporting (DOR) 2021 Reportable Diagnosis Code List and are detailed in the document link below:

Tennessee Department of Health – DOR Diagnosis Code List

What is Drug Overdose Reporting?

An important tactic in understanding and combating Drug Overdoses in Tennessee is to have more information about people who have died from drug overdoses.  Drug overdose deaths rose from 1263 in 2014 to 1451 in 2015, an increased rate of 22.1 per 100,000 Tennessee residents.  Many individuals experience multiple nonfatal overdoses during which they interact with the healthcare system prior to succumbing to a fatal overdose.  The goal of Drug Overdose Reporting is to collect and use timely information to identifying high risk behavior and to provide current, accurate information to clinicians caring for patients at risk.

Enabling Legislation: Tennessee Code Annotated Title 68, Chapter 11, Part 3 Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-11-314

In January 2020, the reportable condition, Opioid Drug Overdose, was expanded to Drug Overdose to include Opioids, Stimulants, Benzodiazepines, and Muscle Relaxants: 2020 Reportable Diseases List for Healthcare Providers

 

Drug Overdose Onboarding:

The onboarding process to exchange data with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) begins when a potential trading partner registers with TDH, expressing their intent to exchange data electronically.  Once the trading partner registers in the TPR system the trading partner will progress through all milestones development and testing the interface files with TDH.

Trading Partner Registration (TPR) system

A Trading Partner Registration worksheet is available to help you organize and obtain the information needed to complete the TPR registration.

TPR training is available to help you complete the TPR registration.

Technical Assistance

The Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA) provides technical assistance for Drug Overdose Reporting (DOR) in the form of manuals and associated technical documentation for Drug Overdose Reporting (DOR).

For further information on DOR, contact TDH.Informatics@tn.gov Subject: Drug Overdose Reporting

Frequently Asked Questions:

DOR FAQ

Who is required to participate?

Any facility licensed under Tennessee Code Annotated Title 68, Chapter 11, Part 3. Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-11-314


What records are required to be submitted?

All inpatient, outpatient and “23 hour observation” records that have a diagnosis from the current list of reportable diseases code list (See Tennessee Department of Health – DOR Diagnosis Code List).

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments you would like to share, click on the link below to enter your information in the Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA) Feedback form.

Please direct your questions to TDH.Informatics@tn.gov with Drug Overdose Reporting in the subject line.