Test Your Meaningful Use IQ
Do physicians who are still at Stage 1 in 2014 need to upgrade to a new version of their EHR in 2014?
No, physicians can continue to use their Stage 1 EHR until they are ready for Stage 2.
Yes, everyone attesting to meaningful use must use a 2014 Edition EHR, regardless of stage.
What is the meaningful use reporting period in 2014?
A full calendar year for everyone who has already earned the first incentive payment, i.e., who has reported for 90 days in 2011, 2012, or 2013.
Any 90-day period for physicians in their first year of meaningful use; a calendar quarter for everyone else.
It depends on whether the physician is reporting for Stage 1 or Stage 2.
In Stage 2, how many measures must physicians report?
15 Core Measures + 5 of 10 Menu Measures + 9 Clinical Quality Measures.
17 Core Measures + 3 of 6 Menu Measures + 9 Clinical Quality Measures.
17 Core Measures (including 9 Clinical Quality Measures) + 5 of 10 Menu Measures.
Do providers need to re-enter data for Stage 2 measures for which they already entered data in Stage 1?
Yes, physicians (or their staff) will have to obtain this information again for all relevant patients.
No, for most repeat measures, this data carries over and does not need to be re-entered. Updating is at the providers’ discretion.
Which of the following is not true regarding the Stage 2 Patient Electronic Access measure?
There is an exclusion for low broadband availability.
At least 5% of unique patients need to view, download, or transmit their health information.
The electronic copy of the patient health record can be provided in any form of electronic media—USB drive, CD, or portal.
Is it necessary to conduct another privacy and security risk analysis in 2014?
No, EHR vendors have taken care of privacy and security as part of 2014 certification.
Yes, a security risk analysis must be conducted or reviewed each reporting period.
Only if the physician is transitioning from Stage 1 to Stage 2.