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To achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use, eligible hospitals (EHs) must
successfully attest to meaningful use measures as well as the calculation of
The criteria for Stage 1 Meaningful Use are described in three parts:
core measures, menu measures, and clinical quality measures. This
attestation worksheet [PDF] provides an excellent walk-through of the
measures listed below, and CMS'
Meaningful Use Calculator is a great resource for those hospitals
further in the planning process for attestation. (Although the worksheet is labeled for the
Medicare EHR Incentive Program, the measures are the same between Medicare and Medicaid;
additionally, the majority of hospitals are dually-eligible and will earn incentives from both
EHs must attest to each one of the 12 core measures, though
exclusions can be claimed on certain measures.
EHs must choose five of the ten menu measures, including one of the three public health measures.
EHs must attest to the 15 clinical quality measures. Please
2011/2012 Eligible Hospital and CAH Reporting Measures Table [PDF] from
CMS website for a complete list of Clinical Quality Measures for EH.
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from the Adobe web site. Follow the download directions on the Adobe
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