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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Crib Sheet

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Crib Sheet

By now, you've likely seen the Stage 2 regulations for CMS' EHR Incentive Programs — but do you fully understand them? Are you a little overwhelmed with the increased percentages in the core measures to meet and the tasks to perform?

We asked Rosemarie Nelson, a healthcare consultant with the Medical Group Management Association, to get to the bottom of the 17 core measures you'll have to meet. Her "What It Means" analysis for each measure gets through the government-speak and tells you what to do — and how to do it.

You can also check out Nelson's breakdown of the Stage 1 regulations for a refresher.

Stage 2 Core Measures

 

Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for medication orders

 

 

 

 

Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (e-Rx)

 

 

 

 

Record demographics

 

 

 

 

Record vital signs

 

 

 

 

Record smoking status

 

 

 

 

Report ambulatory clinical quality measures

 

 

 

 

Incorporate clinical lab results

 

 

 

 

Detail specific patient conditions

 

 

 

 

Patient reminders

 

 

 

 

Patient access to health information

 

 

 

 

Provide clinical summaries to patients

 

 

 

 

Provide patient-specific educational resources

 

 

 

 

Transitions of care

 

 

 

 

Provide summary of care records

 

 

 

 

Provide immunization data

 

 

 

 

Protect electronic health information

 

 

 

 

Secure messaging to patients

 

 

 

 


Rosemarie Nelson is principal consultant for the Medical Group Management Association Health Care Consulting Group. She conducts educational seminars and provides keynote speeches on a variety of healthcare technology and operational topics. She has authored numerous articles on practice management issues, and her seminar presentations and publications have been well-received by physicians, administrators, office managers and staff throughout the country. Nelson can be reached at www.mgma.com/consulting/nelson.

 
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