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.
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.
None at this time.
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:
§ 170.207(a) Problems
§ 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:
§ 170.299(f) U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894; Telephone 301-594-5983 or http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.