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[EHR Incentive Programs] If an eligible professional (EP) or hospital meets an exclusion for a public health objective, does the EP or hospital need to have CEHRT that meets the certification criteria related to that public health objective?

If the EP or hospital qualifies for and attests to an exclusion for a public health measure, they would not need to have CEHRT that meets the certification criteria related to that public health objective. For example, if an EP does not give any immunizations during their EHR reporting period, they would not need to have CEHRT that meets the certification criteria related to the immunization reporting objective in order to attest to the exclusion. However, if the EP or hospital qualifies for an exclusion, but elects to try to meet objective, they would need to have and use CEHRT that meets the certification criteria for the objective. Created on 3/5/2015
(FAQ11982)

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