What are the Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements for 2017?

In October 2015, CMS released a final rule that modified the requirements for participation in the EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) for years 2015 through 2017. Eligible professionals (EP) using Practice Fusion to report on Meaningful Use requirements will be participating in Modified Stage 2 of Meaningful Use for the 2017 reporting year.

Per CMS, all providers who have not successfully demonstrated meaningful use in a prior year and are seeking to demonstrate meaningful use for the first time in 2017 to avoid the 2018 payment adjustment must attest to these Modified Stage 2 objectives and measures.

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What are the Modified Stage 2 objectives for 2017?
Every participating provider will complete and attest to a single set of 10 objectives and measures, and 9 clinical quality measures (CQMs) to successfully demonstrate meaningful use. Existing exclusions may apply for some measures that may be outside the scope of your practice, but please note that for 2017 there will be no alternate exclusions available for Modified Stage 2 objectives.

Please click on the links below to learn more about each measure.

Clinical Quality Measures
In addition to the 10 objectives, providers must also report 9 CQMs aligned with three of the following National Quality Strategy (NQS) domains:

  • Patient and family engagement
  • Patient safety
  • Care coordination
  • Population and public health
  • Efficient use of healthcare resources
  • Clinical processes/effectiveness

More information
For more information about the 2017 EHR Incentive Program requirements, please click here.

For more information about the Modified Stage 2 requirements for 2017, please click here.  

Meaningful Use & PQRS

  1. Where do I access the Meaningful Use dashboard and PQRS Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) report?
  2. How does the Meaningful Use Dashboard work?
  3. How do I attest for Meaningful Use?
  4. What are the Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements for 2017?
  5. What are the exclusions for Meaningful Use?
  6. How can I report CQMs for PQRS?
  7. What patients are counted for Meaningful Use?
  8. How do the components of a chart note relate to Meaningful Use?
  9. How do I print the Meaningful Use Dashboard?
  10. How do I minimize or refresh CDS notifications?
  11. How can I send a referral using Direct Messaging?
  12. CQM: Cervical Cancer Screening (CMS 124v4/NQF 0032)
  13. CQM: Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults (CMS 127v4/NQF 0043)
  14. CQM: Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization (CMS 147v5/NQF 0041)
  15. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 8: Patient Electronic Access
  16. CQM: Diabetes: Foot Exam (CMS123v4/ NQF 0056)
  17. How does patient portal access and auto-invite relate to Meaningful Use?
  18. CQM: Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report (CMS50v4/NQF N/A)
  19. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 9: Secure Electronic Messaging
  20. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 2: Clinical Decision Support
  21. CQM: Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly (CMS156v4/ NQF 0022)
  22. What constitutes a "unique" patient?
  23. Meaningful Use attestation for previous years
  24. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 3: CPOE for Medication, Lab, and Radiology Orders
  25. CQM: Diabetes: Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Management (CMS 163v3/ NQF 0064)
  26. CQM: Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control (CMS122v4/NQF 0059)
  27. CQM: Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Complete Lipid Panel and LDL Control (CMS 182v4/NQF 0075)
  28. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 10: Public Health - Specialized Registry Reporting
  29. CQM: Dementia: Cognitive Assessment (CMS 149v4)
  30. How do Meaningful Use payment adjustments work?
  31. CQM: Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain (CMS166v5 / NQF 0052)
  32. CQM: Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk (CMS 139v4/NQF 0101)
  33. CQM: Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) (CMS 144v4/NQF 0083)
  34. How do I apply for a Meaningful Use Hardship Exception?
  35. CQM: Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma (CMS 126v3/ NQF0036)
  36. CQM: Colorectal Cancer Screening (CMS130v4/ NQF 0034)
  37. CQM: Chlamydia Screening for Women (CMS 153v4/NQF 0033)
  38. CQM: Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents (CMS 155v4/NQF 0024)
  39. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 7: Medication Reconciliation
  40. CQM: Breast Cancer Screening (CMS 125v4/NQF N/A)
  41. CQM: Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented (CMS22v4, NQF: N/A)
  42. CQM: Diabetes: Eye Exam (CMS131v4 / NQF 0055)
  43. CQM: Functional Status Assessment for Complex Chronic Conditions (CMS90v5/ NQF N/A)
  44. CQM: Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention (CMS138v3 / NQF 0028)
  45. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 5: Health Information Exchange
  46. CQM: Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up Plan (CMS2v5 / NQF 0418)
  47. CQM: Controlling High Blood Pressure (CMS165v4 / NQF 0018)
  48. CQM: Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up (CMS69v4 / NQF 0421)
  49. CQM: Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record (CMS68v5 / NQF 0419)
  50. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 1: Protect Patient Health Information
  51. What is Practice Fusion's certification number (ID)?
  52. CQM: Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic (CMS 164v4/NQF 0068)
  53. How do I register for the Medicaid Meaningful Use Program?
  54. Can I change, modify, or cancel my attestation?
  55. How do I choose my reporting period duration for Medicaid Meaningful Use?
  56. How do I calculate percentages for Meaningful Use with multiple EHRs?
  57. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 4: Electronic Prescribing (eRx)
  58. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 10: Public Health - Immunization Registry Data Submission
  59. Is Practice Fusion certified as a 2014 Meaningful Use Complete EHR?
  60. Patient records maintained in the EHR for Meaningful Use attestation
  61. How do I get my AIU letter from Practice Fusion?
  62. How do I report Clinical Quality Measures for Meaningful Use?
  63. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 6: Patient-Specific Education
  64. Do I have to meet all 10 objectives to achieve Meaningful Use?
  65. Can I participate in both MIPS (Medicare) and Meaningful Use (Medicaid)?
  66. Are there patient education materials available in Spanish?
  67. How do I select or change my reporting period start date?
  68. When do I need to sign chart notes for Meaningful Use? Can I sign a chart after the reporting period?
  69. How do I contact CMS about the EHR Incentive Program?
  70. What is QCDR?
  71. How do I qualify for Meaningful Use if I see patients in multiple locations?
  72. How many exclusions can each provider claim for meaningful use?
  73. What is Meaningful Use?
  74. Can I use multiple EHR's to qualify for Meaningful Use?
  75. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 10: Public Health - Syndromic Surveillance Data Submission
  76. How does the PQRS Clinical Quality Measures dashboard work?
  77. Does Practice Fusion support Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)?
  78. Medicaid Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objective 10: Public Health Reporting
  79. What stage of Medicaid Meaningful Use am I in?
  80. How do I prepare for the PQRS Penalty Informal Review?
  81. How do I prepare for a Meaningful Use audit?
  82. What is Data Portability?

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