Measure at a Glance
Type: calculated percentage
Denominator: unique patients
Duration: calculated over the entire EHR reporting period
Objective: Record all of the following demographics:
Most of the concerns regarding this measure can be addressed by reading "Additional Information" in the technical specification.
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 attestation 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.
The technical specification directs EPs to this site for the federal standards published by the Office of Management and Budget: scroll down to "Data on Race and Ethnicity" and open Appendix A for the categories and definitions referenced.
This blog post examines the measure, its purpose, and challenges to consider in planning to achieve the objective.
CMS' Final Rule
§ 495.6(d)(7) see objective and measure above
§ 170.304(c) Record demographics. Enable a user to electronically record, modify, and retrieve patient demographic data including preferred language, gender, race, ethnicity, and date of birth. Enable race and ethnicity to be recorded in accordance with the standard specified at Sec. 170.207(f).
§ 170.207(f) Race and Ethnicity. Standard. The Office of Management and Budget Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, Statistical Policy Directive No. 15, October 30, 1997 (available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/rewrite/fedreg/ombdir15.html).