The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released five new frequently asked questions about the meaningful use incentive program. The questions cover exchange of clinical information, CPOE measure calculation, and the counting of patients in swing beds, nursery day patients and lab tests. The complete questions and answers are:

Question 1: For the meaningful use objective of "capability to exchange key clinical information" for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, does exchange of electronic information using physical media, such as USB, CD-ROM, or other formats, meet the measure of this objective?

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