Health Information Exchange

The EP, eligible hospital or CAH who transitions their patient to another setting of care or provider of care or refers their patient to another provider of care provides a summary care record for each transition of care or referral.

Measure:
The EP, eligible hospital or CAH that transitions or refers their patient to another setting of care or provider of care must-- (1) use CEHRT to create a summary of care record; and (2) electronically transmit such summary to a receiving provider for more than 10 percent of transitions of care and referrals.

 

 

Exclusion:
Any EP who transfers a patient to another setting or refers a patient to another provider less than 100 times during the EHR reporting period.

Alternate Exclusion: Provider may claim an exclusion for the Stage 2 measure that requires the electronic transmission of a summary of care document if for an EHR reporting period in 2015, they were scheduled to demonstrate Stage 1, which does not have an equivalent measure.

 

Measure Numerator

The number of transitions of care and referrals in the denominator where a summary of care record was created using CEHRT and exchanged electronically.

Threshold:
The percentage must be more than 10 percent in order for an EP, eligible hospital or CAH to meet this measure.

 

Measure Denominator

Number of transitions of care and referrals during the EHR reporting period for which the EP or eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) was the transferring or referring provider.