New Meaningful Use Frequently Asked Questions Released by CMSDate: November 18th, 2015Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: Meaningful Use, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released helpful FAQs relating to the Health Information Exchange, Patient Portal, Patient Education, and Secure Electronic Messaging objectives.
Question: For the Health Information Exchange objective for Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017, may an eligible professional (EP), eligible hospital (EH) or critical access hospital (CAH) count a transition of care or referral in its numerator for the measure if they electronically create and send a summary of care document using their CEHRT to a third party organization that plays a role in determining the next provider of care and ultimately delivers the summary of care document?
Question: If multiple eligible professionals or eligible hospitals contribute information to a shared portal or to a patient's online personal health record (PHR), how is it counted for Meaningful Use when the patient accesses the information on the portal or PHR?
Question: In calculating the Meaningful Use objectives requiring patient action, if a patient sends a message or accesses his/her health information made available by their eligible professional (EP), can the other EPs in the practice get credit for the patient’s action in meeting the objectives?
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