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Measure at a Glance

Type: task to be performed


Duration: completed during the EHR reporting period

Objective: Generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach.
Measure: Generate at least one report listing patients of the EP with a specific condition.
Exclusion: No exclusion.

CMS Technical Specification

TennCare Notes

The attestation portal will require the EP to choose yes or no to having generated this report, and then  name a specific condition for which a list was created.

Please note that the CMS Technical Specification defines specific conditions as "those conditions listed in the active patient problem list." Although certified EHR technology can generate lists according to four categories-the problem list, the medication list, demographics, and laboratory test results-this measure specifically references the creation of a list using diagnoses from patient problem lists. Listing patients that have had a certain procedure performed or patients with a certain status, such as patients with up-to-date immunizations, will not meet the measure requirements.

Relevant CMS FAQs

None at this time.

Additional Resources

None at this time.

Federal Regulations Governing This Measure

CMS' Final Rule

§ 495.6(e)(3) 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.

§ 170.207(a) Problems

  1. Standard. The code set specified at 45 CFR 162.1002(a)(1) for the indicated conditions.
  2. Standard. International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT ®) July 2009 version (incorporated by reference in Sec. 170.299).

§ 162.1002(a)(1) International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification, (ICD-9-CM), Volumes 1 and 2 (including The Official ICD-9-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting), as maintained and distributed by HHS, for the following conditions:

  1. Diseases.
  2. Injuries.
  3. Impairments.
  4. Other health problems and their manifestations.
  5. Causes of injury, disease, impairment, or other health problems.

§ 170.299(f) U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894; Telephone 301-594-5983 or

  1. International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT ®), International Release, July 2009, IBR approved for Sec. 170.207.
  2. [Reserved]