The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services responded to two new frequently asked questions about the meaningful use incentive program, covering denominator issues and calculating clinical quality measures. The complete questions and answers are:

Question: For the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, if the certified EHR technology possessed by an eligible professional (EP) generates zero denominators for all clinical quality measures (CQMs) in the additional set that it can calculate, is the EP responsible for determining whether they have zero denominators or data for any remaining CQMs in the additional set that their certified EHR technology is not capable of calculating?

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