The Eligible Professional (EP) performs medication reconciliation for more than 50% of transitions of care in which the patient is transitioned into the care of the EP.
- Exclusion: Any EP who was not the recipient of any transitions of care during the EHR reporting period.
For an EP to successfully attest for Objective 7, they will need to perform a medication reconciliation on more than 50% of patients transferred into their care during the reporting period.
Medication reconciliation is a formal process of obtaining and verifying a patient’s current medicines following a transfer of care to your office. After you have confirmed with a patient that medications on the Active Medications list are accurate and up to date, a medication reconciliation can be documented in a clinical note. The person who performs the reconciliation, date, and time will all be recorded. Once the clinical note has been signed, medical reconciliation data is pulled into Meaningful Use reporting.
An EP must report the thresholds for this measure as generated by the Meaningful Use Functional Measures Report for the designated reporting period.
We recommend that a copy of your Meaningful Use Functional Measures Report is placed in your audit folder and retained for a minimum of 6 years after your attestation. Your audit folder will provide necessary verification if you are selected for a CMS Incentive Program audit.