EHR Provider Sevocity has analyzed the December 2012 CMS report EP Recipients of Medicare EHR Incentive Program Payments to determine which Menu Objectives were most often selected by providers attesting to Meaningful Use under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.  To qualify for an EHR incentive payment under the program, eligible providers must attest to 15 Core Objectives and select 5 of 10 possible Menu Objectives.  Sevocity analyzed the results of the 117,285 eligible providers on the December 2012 report to determine which Menu objectives were most often selected by attesting providers. The most popular Menu objective was “Implement Drug Formulary Checks” with almost 85% of providers electing this as one of their 5 Menu items.  This was followed by “Generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach” with over 74% of providers electing the objective.  The least often-selected menu objective was “Summary Care Record for Transition of Care” with less than 16% of providers electing this objective. “Because most of the Stage 1 Menu objectives become Core objectives with Stage 2, it is important to understand those items which may currently be the most difficult for providers to achieve,” stated Elaine Mendoza, President and CEO of Sevocity.  “Understanding these trends will help EHR vendors work closely with customers and offer training and other support to ease their path to Stage 2.” Sevocity has created a free White Paper titled Selecting Your Stage 1 Meaningful Use Menu Objectives containing information to help practices determine which Menu objectives they may wish to target for Stage 1.  The White Paper also includes the statistics for all of the Menu objectives from the December 2012 Medicare EHR incentive payment report.  You can learn more about the whitepaper at the Sevocity Website .

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