More than 436,000 eligible professionals and hospitals have registered for the electronic health records meaningful use program since it began in 2011, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
In an update on the program, CMS says 93 percent of eligible hospitals have registered for the program, along with 82 percent of eligible professionals. More than 107,000 eligible professionals have received a Medicaid EHR payment and 221,000 got a Medicare payment. The Medicare eligible professional attestation success rate was 99.9 percent.
Eligible professionals are easily surpassing many of the meaningful use objectives, according to the agency. The required Stage 1 threshold for medication and medication allergy lists is 80 percent and the average performance score for both has been 97 percent. The medication reconciliation threshold of 50 percent has an actual performance average of 90 percent.
Other objectives also were significantly surpassed: E-Copy of Health Information (50 percent threshold, 97 percent actual), Office Visit Summaries (50 percent threshold, 81 percent actual) and Timely Electronic Access (10 percent threshold, 75 percent actual).
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