PCMH Planner Outline- Meaningful Use
Stage 1

 Meaningful Use Stage 1

The outline below shows what is coverered in the Meaningful Use Stage 1 initiative in the PCMH Planner.

Goal: Prepare to Tackle Meaningful Use

1. Objective: Qualification and Registration

a. Determine Your Qualification as an Eligible Professional
b. Register for the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

2. Objective: Create a Game Plan for Your Practice’s Participation in Meaningful Use

a. Become Familiar with the Meaningful Use Requirements

3. Objective: Sound Technology Infrastructure

a. Obtain Certified EHR Technology

Goal: Complete Requirements for Meaningful Use

1. Objective: Complete All Core Requirements

a. CPOE and E-prescribing
b. Drug-Drug and Drug-Allergy Interaction Checks
c. Maintain a Problem List of Current and Active Diagnoses
d. Maintain an Active Medication List
e. Maintain an Active Medication Allergy List
f. Record Demographic Information
g. Record Vital Signs
h. Record Smoking Status
i. Select Decision-Support Intervention
j. Provide Electronic Copy of Health Information
k. Provide Patients with After-Visit Clinical Summaries
l. Protect Electronic Health Information

2. Objective: Complete Five Menu Objectives

a. Drug Formulary Checks
b. Clinical Lab Test Results Management
c. Generate Patient Lists
d. Send Patient Reminders
e. Provide Patients Timely Electronic Access to Health Information
f. Provide Patient-Specific Education
g. Perform Medication Reconciliation
h. Provide Care Summary for Referrals
i. Communicate with Immunization Registry
j. Submit Syndromic Surveillance Data (Communicate with Public Health)

3. Objective: Report on Nine Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)

a. Form a Skilled Team to Work on Improvement Projects
b. Learn About the Basic Principles of Quality Improvement
c. Select Qualifying Clinical Quality Measures for Meaningful Use