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2016 Program Requirements

According to The CMS Final Rule Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov , EPs and EHs have to meet the requirements listed below in 2016 to demonstrate meaningful use.

EPs must:

  • Meet 10 objectives, including one consolidated public health reporting objective.
  • Report on 9 clinical quality measures (CQMs) from 3 of 6 National Quality Strategy Domains.

EHs must:

  • Meet 9 objectives, including one consolidated public health reporting objective.
  • Report on 16 clinical quality measures from 3 of 6 National Quality Strategy Domains.

Alternate Exclusions and Specifications

The following exclusions are available for EPs, EHs, or CAHs who were scheduled to attest to Stage 1 in 2016:

  • Objective 3: Computerized Provider Order Entry, Measure 2 and 3 (lab and radiology orders).
  • EHs and CAHs may claim an exclusion for Objective 4, Electronic prescribing, if they were scheduled to attest to Stage 1 in 2016 or scheduled to demonstrate Stage 2 but did not intend on selecting the Stage 2 eRx objective.
  • EHR Reporting Period

    The EHR reporting period must be completed within January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

    • For returning providers, the EHR reporting period is a full calendar year from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
    • For EPs, EHs, and CAHs that did not demonstrate meaningful use in a prior year, the reporting period is any continuous 90-day period.