Perform medication reconciliation for more than 50% of transitions of care in which the patient is transitioned into your care.
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.
Denominator: 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.
Practice Fusion workflow
Within the encounter, mark "Transition of Care-incoming" under Quality of Care 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. 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.
The 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.
What is Medication Reconciliation?
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.
What is considered a transition of care for the purposes of this measure?
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 specifications for more information about this measure.
For more information on the EHR Incentive program, please visit the Meaningful Use Center.