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Measure at a Glance

Type: calculated percentage

Denominator: unique patients

Duration: calculated over the entire EHR reporting period

This measure has been discontinued beginning in 2014.

Objective: Provide patients with timely electronic access to their health information (including lab results, problem list, medication lists, and allergies) within four business days of the information being available to the EP.
Measure: At least 10 percent of all unique patients seen by the EP are provided timely (available to the patients within four business days of being updated in the certified EHR technology) electronic access to their health information subject to the EP's discretion to withhold certain information.
Exclusion: Any EP that neither orders nor creates lab tests or information that would be contained in the problem list, medication lists, medication allergy lists (or other information as listed at 45 CFR 170.304(g)) during the EHR reporting period.

This objective and measure will not be available for menu selection beginning in 2014. This measure has been replaced by the new Stage 1 Core 12 for 2014 and beyond.

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. Additionally, the EP will select whether or not he has an online patient portal, describe the information to which patients have access if so, and provide information for guest access to the portal if available.

Please note this measure requires at least 10% of all unique patients seen by the EP are provided timely electronic access. The numerators and denominators are calculated to the hundredths place in the attestation portal, so while a proportion of 10.00% will be evaluated as a successful attestation, 9.99% will not.

Relevant CMS FAQs

  • 10663: defining a minimum level of health information

Additional Resources

None at this time.

Federal Regulations Governing This Measure

CMS' Final Rule

§ 495.6(e)(5) see objective and measure above

Standards and Certification Final Rule

§ 170.304(g) Timely access. Enable a user to provide patients with online access to their clinical information, including, at a minimum, lab test results, problem list, medication list, and medication allergy list.