Meaningful Use

For Program Years 2019, 2020, and 2021 all EHR Incentive Program Meaningful Users are classified as Stage 3 participants.  CMS requires all Stage 3 participants to use EHR software that meets 2015 certification criteria.

Eligible Professional EHR Incentive Program

Objectives and Measures for 2019

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Eligible Professional Objectives and Measures


Protect electronic health information created or maintained by the CEHRT through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities.


Electronic Prescribing – Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically.


Clinical Decision Support – Implement clinical decision support (CDS) interventions focused on improving performance on high-priority health conditions.


Computerized Provider Order Entry – Use computerized provider order entry (CPOE)for medication, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging orders directly entered by any licensed healthcare professional, credentialed medical assistant, or a medical staff member credentialed to and performing the equivalent duties of a credentialed medical assistant, who can enter orders into the medical record per state, local, and professional guidelines


Patient Electronic Access to Health Information – The eligible professional (EP) provides patients (or patient-authorized representative) with timely electronic access to their health information and patient-specific education


Coordination of Care Through Patient Engagement –  Use CEHRTto engage with patients or their authorized representatives about the patient’s care.


Health Information Exchange – The EP provides a summary of care record when transitioning or referring their patient to another setting of care, receives or retrieves a summary of care record upon the receipt of a transition or referral or upon the first patient encounter with a new patient, and incorporates summary of care information from other providers into their EHR using the functions of CEHRT


Public Health and Clinical Data Registry Reporting – The EPis in active engagement with a public health agency (PHA) or clinical data registry (CDR) to submit electronic public health data in a meaningful way using CEHRT, except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice.

2019 Medicaid Eligible Professional specification sheets for PY 2019