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Stage 2 Core Measure 2

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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.

  1. Any EP who writes fewer than 100 permissible prescriptions during the EHR reporting period; or
  2. Any EP who does not have a pharmacy within their organization and there are no pharmacies that accept electronic prescriptions within 10 miles of the EP's practice location at the start of his or her EHR reporting period.

CMS Specification Sheet

TennCare Notes
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.