CMS Releases Meaningful Use Tipsheet for Specialists

Meaningful Use for SpecialistsReviews Meaningful Use Exclusions and Exemptions

On Monday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated tipsheet to help provider specialists understand the process of meeting meaningful use and qualifying for payment under the EHR incentive programs.

Meaningful Use Specialist Tipsheet reviews how specialists who may not collect data required for specific meaningful use measures can meet these measures through specific exclusions and exemptions. These exclusions and exemptions include:

Core Measures – Exclusions for required core measures are not by specialty but by unique criteria for each exclusion. A common example of an exclusion to the core measure for recording vital signs like height, weight and blood pressure  would be if these vital signs have no relevance to the specialist’s practice.

Menu Measures –  To meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use eligible professionals (EPs) must select…continue reading at HIT Answers…