New EHR Incentive Programs Tipsheet for Eligible Professionals Practicing in Multiple Locations

Are you an eligible professional practicing in multiple locations? Review the new Multiple Locations Tipsheet for information on how to successfully demonstrate meaningful use in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The tipsheet includes guidance on determining if a location is equipped with certified EHR technology, calculating patient encounters, and what to do when different menu objectives and clinical quality measures (CQMs) are chosen across locations.

Guidance for Multiple Locations
Here are some key points to keep in mind if you are practicing in multiple locations:
  • To demonstrate meaningful use, 50 percent of patient encounters must take place at locations with certified EHR technology during the reporting period. 
  • A location is equipped with certified EHR technology if you have access to the certified EHR at the beginning of the EHR reporting period. 
  • You can add numerators and denominators from each certified EHR system for an accurate total. 
  • You should report on menu objectives and CQMs from the location with the most patient encounters if different locations chose different measures.
For More Information
Visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website for more resources to help you successfully participate.


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