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[Objective 4] Electronic Prescribing

Last Updated: May 30, 2016 11:08AM PDT


Requirements: More than 50% of all permissible prescriptions, or all prescriptions, written by the provider are queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically using CEHRT.

Exclusion: Providers who write fewer than 100 prescriptions during the EHR reporting period OR providers who do not have a pharmacy within their organization and whose practice location does is not within 10 miles of any pharmacies that accept electronic prescriptions would be excluded from this requirement.

Measure Details

Specifications from CMS: Objective 4
Numerator: The number of prescriptions in the denominator generated and transmitted electronically using CEHRT. 

Denominator:  Number of prescriptions written for drugs requiring a prescription in order to be dispensed other than controlled substances during the EHR reporting period

How to Meet This Measure in Elation

Each time you send a prescription drug electronically to the pharmacy using the “ePrescribe” feature or reply to an electronic refill request, you will be satisfying this measure. Please note that this measure only applies to non-controlled prescription drugs -- controlled substances and over-the-counter medications are excluded.
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