Objective: Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx).
Measure: More than 50 percent of all permissible prescriptions, or all prescriptions, written by the EP are queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically using Certified EHR Technology.
This objective and measure aligns with Core Measure 4 from Stage 1. Note that in Stage 2 the threshold has increased to 50 percent from 40 percent with an additional specification. All prescriptions are now queried for a drug formulary, and implementing a drug formulary check was previously an option with Stage 1, Menu Measure 1. There are now two possible exclusions for this measure rather than Exclusion A available in Stage 1 for 2011 and 2012.