Requirements for Summary of Care Objective under the CEHRT Flexibility Rule for Medicare & Medicaid

December 19, 2014
Source 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

If a provider is at Stage 2 in 2014, and wishes to take advantage of the limited exception allowed under the Flexibility Rule for Measure 2 of the Summary of Care Objective. The following conditions apply for both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs:

  1. The limited exception only applies if the reason for not meeting the 10% is because the recipients of the transitions or referrals were impacted by issues related to 2014 CEHRT availability delays.
     
  2. Sending providers taking advantage of this limited exception must retain documentation clearly demonstrating that they were unable to meet the 10% threshold for the measure because the recipients of the transitions or referrals were impacted by issues related to 2014 CEHRT availability delays.
    Note: The Mass Medicaid EHR Incentive Program requires providers to upload their documentation to MAPIR at the time of attestation. If the required information is not uploaded it will delay the processing of the provider's incentive application.
     
  3. A sending provider at Stage 2 in 2014 who wishes to take advantage of the Summary of Care Measure 2 exception, may attest to the 2014 Stage 1 objectives and measures for the EHR reporting period in 2014. In other words, if the sending provider opts to take advantage of the Summary of Care Measure 2 exception, they are to attest to all 2014 Stage 1 objectives and measures (they may not  attest using a mix of Stage 1 and Stage 2 objectives and measures). For further explanation, please see the last column on page 52921 of the CEHRT Flexibility Rule.