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Measure at a Glance

Type: enabled function

Denominator: none

Duration: enabled during the entire EHR reporting period

Objective: Implement drug formulary checks.
Measure: The EP has enables this functionality and has access to at least one internal or external formulary for the entire EHR reporting period.
Exclusion: Any EP who writes fewer than 100 prescriptions during the EHR reporting period.

CMS Technical Specification

TennCare Notes

As the technical specification mentions, the formulary functionality should be implemented for the length of the reporting period. For the first year of Stage 1 Meaningful Use, EPs should have their formularies selected and accessible in the EHR system by the first day of the 90 day reporting period.

The attestation portal will require the EP to choose yes or no to having enabled this functionality.

Relevant CMS FAQs

None at this time.

Additional Resources

None at this time.

Federal Regulations Governing This Measure

CMS' Final Rule

§ 495.6(e)(1) see objective and measure above

Standards and Certification Final Rule

§ 170.302(i) Generate patient lists. Enable a user to electronically select, sort, retrieve, and generate lists of patients according to, at a minimum, the data elements included in:

  1. Problem list;
  2. Medication list;
  3. Demographics; and
  4. Laboratory test results.