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Four New Meaningful Use FAQs Posted

June 08, 2011

We want to keep you updated with the latest information about the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Prorams. Four new FAQs on meaningful use have been added to our website. Take a minute and review these new FAQs.

  1. To meet the meaningful use objective “provide patients with an electronic copy of their health information,” how should the numerator and denominator be calculated for patients who see multiple eligible professionals (EPs) in the same practice (e.g., in a multi-specialty group practice)? Read the answer.
  2. What information must an EP provide in order to meet the measure of the meaningful use objective for "provide patients with an electronic copy of their health information"? Read the answer.
  3. When a patient is only seen by a member of the EP’s clinical staff during the EHR reporting period and not by the EP themselves, do those patients count in the EP's denominator? Read the answer.
  4. How does an EP determine whether a patient has been "seen by the EP" in cases where the service rendered does not result in an actual interaction between the patient and the EP, but minimal consultative services such as just reading an EKG? Is a patient seen via telemedicine included in the denominator for measures that include patients "seen by the EP"? Read the answer.
  5. For more information about meaningful use and its requirements, take a look at the Meaningful Use page of the EHR website.

    Want more information about the EHR Incentive Programs?

    Make sure to visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs.

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