This measure requires that the Eligible Professional (EP) performs medication reconciliation for more than 50% of transitions of care in which the patient is transitioned into their care.
Practice Fusion Meaningful Use Dashboard Calculation
- Denominator: The number of transitions of care during the EHR reporting period for which the EP was the receiving party of the transition.
- Numerator: The number of transitions of care in the denominator where medication reconciliation was performed.
Exclusion (learn more)
- Any EP who was not the recipient of any transitions of care during the EHR reporting period is excluded from this measure.
The Practice Fusion Meaningful Use Dashboard determines that a patient has been seen during the EHR reporting period if the patient has a signed note with a date of service that is during your EHR reporting period with any of the following encounter types:
- Office Visit
- Home Visit
- Telemedicine Visit
- Nursing Home Visit
Only the provider who signs the note receives denominator credit.
Numerator Requirements: Practice Fusion Suggested Workflow
- Within the encounter, mark Transition of Care-incoming under Quality of Care (see Graphic 1 below) to indicate that this was a new patient or a patient that was transitioned into your care from another provider or another setting.
- Confirm that your patient’s medication list is up to date and select the Medication Reconciliation check-box (see Graphic 1 below). You can also use this time to select the Documentation of current medications check-box, which will give you credit for one of the Meaningful Use Clinical Quality measures.
Graphic 1: Quality of Care
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: What is Medication Reconciliation?
A: Medication reconciliation is the process of maintaining the most accurate and up-to-date list of all medications your patient is taking, including name, dosage, frequency, and route, by comparing the medical record to an external list of medications obtained from a patient, hospital, or other provider.
Q: What is considered a transition of care for the purposes of this measure?
A: CMS defines transition of care as the movement of a patient from one clinical setting (inpatient, outpatient, physician office, home health, rehab, long-term care facility, etc.) to another or from one provider to another. At a minimum, transitions of care include first encounters with a new patient and encounters with existing patients where a referral summary is provided to the receiving provider.
- Review the CMS measure specifications for more information about this measure.