[EHR Incentive Programs] For the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, if certified EHR technology possessed by an eligible professional (EP) includes the ability to calculate clinical quality measures (CQMs) from the additional set that are not indicated by the EHR developer or on the Certified Health Information Technology Product List (CHPL) as tested and certified by an ONC - Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), can the EP submit the results of those CQMs to CMS as part of their meaningful use attestation?
Through 2013, yes, the EP can submit results for CQMs in the additional set (Table 6 of the Stage 1 final rule) calculated by certified EHR technology, even if those CQMs were not individually tested and certified by an ONC-ATCB. We expect to revisit CQM requirements in more detail for later stages of meaningful use as well as the corresponding certification requirements. Starting in 2014, the EP must have 2014 edition Certified EHR Technology and will be required to only submit results generated by EHR technologies certified to the 2014 edition criteria.
To view the Stage 1 final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, please visit: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-17207.pdf.