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Certification Criteria

Certification Criteria

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General Criteria (170.302)

(a) Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks
Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks. (1) Notifications. Automatically and electronically generate and indicate in real-time, notifications at the point of care for drug-drug and drug-allergy contraindications based on medication list, medication allergy list, and computerized provider order entry (CPOE). (2) Adjustments. Provide certain users with the ability to adjust notifications provided for drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks

(b) Drug formulary checks
Drug formulary checks. Enable a user to electronically check if drugs are in a formulary or preferred drug list.

(c) Maintain up-to-date problem list
Maintain up-to-date problem list. Enable a user to electronically record, modify, and retrieve a patient’s problem list for longitudinal care in accordance with: (1) The standard specified in §170.207(a)(1); or (2) At a minimum, the version of the standard specified in §170.207(a)(2).

(d) Maintain active medication list
Maintain active medication list. Enable a user to electronically record, modify, and retrieve a patient’s active medication list as well as medication history for longitudinal care.

(e) Maintain active medication allergy list
Maintain active medication allergy list. Enable a user to electronically record, modify, and retrieve a patient’s active medication allergy list as well as medication allergy history for longitudinal care.

(f) Record and chart vital signs
170.302(f)(1) Record and Chart Vital signs. Enable a user to electronically record, modify, and retrieve a patient’s vital signs including, at a minimum, the height, weight, and blood pressure. 170.302(f)(2) Calculate Body mass index. Automatically calculate and display body mass index (BMI) based on a patient’s height and weight. 170.302(f)(3) Plot and display growth charts. Plot and electronically display, upon request, growth charts for patients 2-20 years old.

(g) Smoking status
Smoking status. Enable a user to electronically record, modify, and retrieve the smoking status of a patient. Smoking status types must include: current every day smoker; current some day smoker; former smoker; never smoker; smoker, current status unknown; unknown if ever smoked.

(h) Incorporate laboratory test results
Incorporate laboratory test results. 1) Receive results. Electronically receive clinical laboratory test results in a structured format and display such results in human readable format. 2) Display test report information. Electronically display all the information for a test report specified at 42 CFR 493.1291(c)(1) through (7). 3) Incorporate results. Electronically attribute, associate, or link a laboratory test result to a laboratory order or patient record.

(i) Generate patient lists
Generate patient lists. Enable a user to electronically select, sort, retrieve, and generate lists of patients according to, at a minimum, the data elements included in: (1) Problem list; (2) Medication list; (3) Demographics; and (4) Laboratory test results.

(j) Medication reconciliation
Medication reconciliation. Enable a user to electronically compare two or more medication lists.

(k) Submission to immunization registries
Submission to immunization registries. Electronically record, modify, retrieve, and submit immunization information in accordance with: (1) the standard (and applicable implementation specifications) specified in §170.205(e)(1) or §170.205(e)(2); and (2) At a minimum, the version of the standard specified in §170.207(e).

(l) Public health surveillance
Public health surveillance. Electronically record, modify, retrieve, and submit syndrome-based public health surveillance information in accordance with the standard (and applicable implementation specifications) specified in §170.205(d)(1) or §170.205(d)(2).

(m) Patient specific education resources
Patient specific education resources. Enable a user to electronically identify and provide patient-specific education resources according to, at a minimum, the data elements included in the patient’s problem list; medication list; and laboratory test results as well as provide such resources to the patient.

(n) Automated measure calculation
Automated measure calculation. For each meaningful use objective with a percentage-based measure, electronically record the numerator and denominator and generate a report including the numerator, denominator, and resulting percentage associated with each applicable meaningful use measure.

(o) Access control
Access control. Assign a unique name and/or number for identifying and tracking user identity and establish controls that permit only authorized users to access electronic health information.

(p) Emergency access
Emergency access. Permit authorized users (who are authorized for emergency situations) to access electronic health information during an emergency.

(q) Automatic log-off
Automatic log-off. Terminate an electronic session after a predetermined time of inactivity.

(r) Audit log
Audit log. (1) Record Actions. Record actions related to electronic health information in accordance with the standard specified in 170.210(b). (2) Generate audit log. Enable a user to generate an audit log for a specific time period and to sort entries in the audit log according to any of the elements specified in the standard at 170.210(b).

(s) Integrity
Integrity. (1) Create a message digest in accordance with the standard specified in 170.210(c). (2) Verify in accordance with the standard specified in 170.210(c) upon receipt of electronically exchanged health information that such information has not been altered. (3) Detection. Detect the alteration of audit logs.

(t) Authentication
Authentication. Verify that a person or entity seeking access to electronic health information is the one claimed and is authorized to access such information.

(u) General encryption
General encryption. Encrypt and decrypt electronic health information in accordance with the standard specified in §170.210(a)(1), unless the Secretary determines that the use of such algorithm would pose a significant security risk for Certified EHR Technology.

(v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
Encryption when exchanging electronic health information. Encrypt and decrypt electronic health information when exchanged in accordance with the standard specified in §170.210(a)(2).

(w) Accounting of disclosures (optional)
Accounting of disclosures (optional). Record disclosures made for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations in accordance with the standards specified in §170.210(d).

Ambulatory Criteria (170.304)

(a) Computerized provider order entry
Computerized provider order entry. Enable a user to electronically record, store, retrieve, and modify, at a minimum, the following order types: (1) Medications; (2) Laboratory; and (3) Radiology/imaging

(b) Electronic prescribing
Electronic prescribing. Enable a user to electronically generate and transmit prescriptions and prescription-related information in accordance with: (1) The standard specified in §170.205(b)(1) or §170.205(b)(2); and (2) The standard specified in §170.207(d).

(c) Record demographics
Record demographics. Enable a user to electronically record, modify, and retrieve patient demographic data including preferred language, gender, race, ethnicity, and date of birth. Enable race and ethnicity to be recorded in accordance with the standard specified at §170.207(f).

(d) Patient reminders
Patient reminders. Enable a user to electronically generate a patient reminder list for preventive or follow-up care according to patient preferences based on, at a minimum, the data elements included in: Problem list; Medication list; Medication allergy list; Demographics; and Laboratory test results

(e) Clinical decision support
Clinical decision support. (1) Implement rules. Implement automated, electronic clinical decision support rules (in addition to drug-drug and drug-allergy contraindication checking) based on the data elements included in: problem list; medication list; demographics; and laboratory test results. (2) Notifications. Automatically and electronically generate and indicate in real-time, notifications and care suggestions based upon clinical decision support rules.

(f) Electronic copy of health information
Electronic copy of health information. Enable a user to create an electronic copy of a patient’s clinical information, including, at a minimum, diagnostic test results, problem list, medication list, and medication allergy list in: (1) Human readable format; and (2) On electronic media or through some other electronic means in accordance with: (i) The standard (and applicable implementation specifications) specified in §170.205(a)(1) or §170.205(a)(2); and (ii) For the following data elements the applicable standard must be used: (A) Problems. The standard specified in §170.207(a)(1) or, at a minimum, the version of the standard specified in §170.207(a)(2); (B) Laboratory test results. At a minimum, the version of the standard specified in §170.207(c); and (C) Medications. The standard specified in §170.207(d).

(g) Timely access
Timely access. Enable a user to provide patients with online access to their clinical information, including, at a minimum, lab test results, problem list, medication list, and medication allergy list.

(h) Clinical summaries
Clinical summaries. Enable a user to provide clinical summaries to patients for each office visit that include, at a minimum, diagnostic test results, problem list, medication list, and medication allergy list. If the clinical summary is provided electronically it must be: (1) Provided in human readable format; and (2) Provided on electronic media or through some other electronic means in accordance with: (i) The standard (and applicable implementation specifications) specified in §170.205(a)(1) or §170.205(a)(2); and (ii) For the following data elements the applicable standard must be used: (A) Problems. The standard specified in §170.207(a)(1) or, at a minimum, the version of the standard specified in §170.207(a)(2); (B)Laboratory test results. At a minimum, the version of the standard specified in §170.207(c); and (C) Medications. The standard specified in §170.207(d).

(i) Exchange clinical information and patient summary record
Exchange clinical information and patient summary record. (1) Electronically receive and display. Electronically receive and display a patient’s summary record, from other providers and organizations including, at a minimum, diagnostic tests results, problem list, medication list, and medication allergy list in accordance with the standard (and applicable implementation specifications) specified in §170.205(a)(1) or §170.205(a)(2). Upon receipt of a patient summary record formatted in the alternative standard, display it in human readable format. (2) Electronically transmit. Enable a user to electronically transmit a patient summary record to other providers and organizations including, at a minimum, diagnostic test results, problem list, medication list, and medication allergy list in accordance with: (i) The standard (and applicable implementation specifications) specified in §170.205(a)(1) or §170.205(a)(2); and (ii) For the following data elements the applicable standard must be used: (A) Problems. The standard specified in §170.207(a)(1) or, at a minimum, the version of the standard specified in §170.207(a)(2); (B) Laboratory test results. At a minimum, the version of the standard specified in §170.207(c); and (C) Medications. The standard specified in §170.207(d).

(j) Calculate and submit clinical quality measures
Calculate and submit clinical quality measures. (1) Calculate. (i) Electronically calculate all of the core clinical measures specified by CMS for eligible professionals. (ii) Electronically calculate, at a minimum, three clinical quality measures specified by CMS for eligible professionals, in addition to those clinical quality measures specified in paragraph (1)(i). (2) Submission. Enable a user to electronically submit calculated clinical quality measures in accordance with the standard and implementation specifications specified in §170.205(f).

Ambulatory Clinical Quality Measures 

NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement
Title: Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement Description: Percentage of patient visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hypertension who have been seen for at least 2 office visits, with blood pressure (BP) recorded.

NQF 0018 Controlling High Blood Pressure
Title: Controlling High Blood Pressure Description: The percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose BP was adequately controlled during the measurement year

NQF 0024 Youth Weight Assesment
Title: Weight Assessment and Counseling for Children and Adolescents Description: Percentage of patients 2 -17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) or OB/GYN and who had evidence of BMI percentile documentation, counseling for nutrition and counseling for physical activity during the measurement year.

NQF 0028 Prevenitive Care: Tobacco Use Assesment and Cessation
Title: Preventive Care and Screening Measure Pair: a. Tobacco Use Assessment, b. Tobacco Cessation Intervention Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who have been seen for at least 2 office visits who were queried about tobacco use one or more times within 24 months b. Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older identified as tobacco users within the past 24 months and have been seen for at least 2 office visits, who received cessation intervention.

NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status
Title: Childhood Immunization Status Description: Percentage of children 2 years of age who had four diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP); three polio(IPV), one measles, ,mumps and rubella (MMR); two H influenza type B (HiB); three hepatitis B (Hep B); one chicken pox (VZV); four pneumococcal conjugate (PCV); two hepatitis A (Hep A); two or three rotavirus (RV); and two influenza (flu) vaccines by their second birthday. The measure calculates a rate for each vaccine and nine separate combination rates.

NQF 0041 Influenza Immunization
Title: Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization for Patients ? 50 Years Old Description: Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older who received an influenza immunization during the flu season (September through February).

NQF 0043 Pnemonia Vaccination
Title: Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults Description: Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine.

NQF 0061 Diabetic Patients who elevated mmhg V140/90
Title: Diabetes: Blood Pressure Management Description: Percentage of patients 18 – 75 years of age with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) who had blood pressure <140/90 mmHg.

NQF 0421 Adult Weight Screening
Title: Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a calculated BMI in the past six months or during the current visit documented in the medical record AND if the most recent BMI is outside parameters, a follow-up plan is documented.