The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new guidance on the Summary of Care core objective in Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program. Here is an update to Frequently Asked Question 10660:

Question:  For Measure 2 of the Stage 2 Summary of Care objective for the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs, may an eligible professional (EP), eligible hospital or critical access hospital (CAH) count a transition of care or referral in its numerator for the measure if they electronically create and send a summary of care document using their CEHRT to a third party organization that plays a role in determining the next provider of care and ultimately delivers the summary of care document?

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