Measure at a Glance
Type: calculated percentage
Denominator: office visits
Duration: calculated over the entire EHR reporting period
Objective: Provide clinical summaries for patients for each office visit.
Measure: Clinical summaries provided to patients for more than 50 percent of all office visits within 3 business days.
Exclusion: Any EP who has no office visits during the EHR reporting period.
There are no changes to this objective and measure regardless of when EPs attest to Stage 1 Meaningful Use.
The attestation portal will require the EP to enter the numerator and denominator of the measure as defined in the technical specification.
Please note that this measure requires more than 50% of all unique patients. The attestation numerators and denominators are calculated to the hundredths place in the PIPP Portal, so while a proportion of 50.01% will be evaluated as a successful attestation, 50.00% will not.
Relevant CMS FAQs
None at this time.
CMS' Final Rule
§ 495.6(d)(13) see objective, measure and exclusion above
Standards and Certification Final Rule
§ 170.304(h) Clinical summaries. Enable a user to provide clinical summaries to patients for each office visit that include, at a minimum, diagnostic test results, problem list, medication list, and medication allergy list. If the clinical summary is provided electronically it must be:
§ 170.205(a) Patient summary record
§ 170.207(a) Problems
§ 170.207(c) Laboratory test results. Standard. Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC ®) version 2.27, when such codes were received within an electronic transaction from a laboratory (incorporated by reference in Sec. 170.299).
§ 170.207(d) Medications. Standard. Any source vocabulary that is included in RxNorm, a standardized nomenclature for clinical drugs produced by the United States National Library of Medicine.