CMS guidelines for meeting Patient Electronic Access Objective: Part 2


Last time we talked about CMS' first guideline for meeting the Patient Electronic Access objective across multiple providers. Today, we will discuss the final two.

The second tip is a part of measure 2 for providers in stage 2 only. The guideline states that doctors in group practices who saw their patient in the same EHR reporting period may share credit. However, they must use the same EHR technology and prove the patient has viewed, downloaded or transmitted their health information online to be included in the numerator.

The final tip is also a part of measure 2 for providers in stage 2. It states that a patient doesn't have to access the specific information contributed by their provider to be counted toward meeting the threshold.

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