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Measure at a Glance

Type: calculated percentage

Denominator: unique patients 65 years or older or 5 years old or younger, which may be limited to patients maintained by CEHRT

Duration: calculated over the entire EHR reporting period

Objective: Send reminders to patients per patient preference for preventive/follow-up care.
Measure: More than 20 percent of all patients 65 years or older or 5 years old or younger were sent an appropriate reminder during the EHR reporting period.
Exclusion: An EP who has no patients 65 years old or older or 5 years old or younger with records maintained using certified EHR technology.

CMS Technical Specification

TennCare Notes

The attestation portal will require the EP to enter the numerator and denominator of the measure as defined in the technical specification.

Please note this measure requires more than 20% of all patients in those categories be sent an appropriate reminder. The attestation numerators and denominators are converted to the hundredths place in the attestation portal, so while a calculated proportion of 20.01% will be evaluated as a successful attestation, 20.00% will not.

Relevant CMS FAQs

None at this time.

Additional Resources

None at this time.

Federal Regulations Governing This Measure

CMS' Final Rule

§ 495.6(e)(4) see objective and measure above

Standards and Certification Final Rule

§ 170.304(d) Patient reminders. Enable a user to electronically generate a patient reminder list for preventive or follow-up care according to patient preferences based on, at a minimum, the data elements included in:

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