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What are Stage 1 MU Requirements?

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2015 04:49PM PDT

Am I eligible for Meaningful Use?

Before you begin anything for Meaningful Use, you must make sure that you are applicable and eligible for Meaningful Use program. Please click here for the eHealth Eligibility Assessment Tool to check for your eligibility.

All Eligible Professionals in Stage 1 in 2015:
 
  • All Eligible Professionals must satisfy 10 objectives. However specific to 2015, CMS allows exclusions for some of the objectives.

For clarification on your reporting periods, please visit CMS's EHR participation timeline.

Objectives

Clinical Quality Measures

Eligible professionals must report 9 of the 64 available Clinical Quality Measures. Requirements for Clinical Quality Measures are the same for both Stage 1 and Stage 2. There was a new requirement in 2014 that the quality measures selected must cover at least 3 of the 6 available National Quality Strategy (NQS) domains, which represent the Department of Health and Human Services’ NQS priorities for health care quality improvement.

Below is a list of all the Clinical Quality Measures that Elation has been certified to track for Meaningful Use. If you report the following 9 CQMs, you will satisfy these requirements. It is okay to have numerator and denominator values of 0 for any of these CQMs. There is no percentage goal you need to meet for CQMs, unlike Core and Menu measures. For more details on each measure, please click here.

1. NQS Domain: Clinical Process/Effectiveness
 
2. NQS Domain: Population/Public Health
 
3. NQS Domain: Patient Safety
 

For more information, please view CMS's Introduction to Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

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