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[EHR Incentive Programs] In recording height as part of the core Meaningful Use objective "Recording vital signs" for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), how should providers account for patients who are too sick or otherwise cannot be measured safely?

In cases where taking an actual height measurement is inappropriate, self-reported or estimated height can be used.

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