3. Patient Lists

This lesson will demonstrate the steps necessary to meet the Meaningful Use requirement for Patient Lists by Condition.

Version:

SOAP ware 2011 or later must be used.

Note: To determine the version of SOAP ware being used, Click on Help > About SOAP ware. This will open a window which will show the version and build of SOAP ware currently in use.

Requirement:

Generate lists of patients by specific condition (Active Problems) to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach. Attest that at least one (1) list was created during the reporting period. To create these lists, download or create the preferred Data Explorer queries and run.

Measure Criteria

Objective: Generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach.

Measure: Generate at least one report listing patients of the EP with a specific condition.

For more detailed information on this measure, please click on the "Reference" link below. This CMS documentation includes information on exclusions, attestation requirements, a definition of terms and important additional information.

CLICK TO VIEW THE CMS DOCUMENTATION ON THIS MEASURE:

Reference: CMS: Patient Lists

Measure Calculation

YES / NO ATTESTATION:

This measure is not tracked within the SOAPware Meaningful Use dashboards. This Meaningful Use measure requires that the eligible professional must attest YES to having generated at least one report listing patients of the eligible provider with a specific condition to meet this measure.

For more information on the attestation requirements for this measure, please see: CMS: Patient Lists.

Structured Data for Active Problems

To be able to generate lists of patients by specific condition, structured data must be used in the Summary Active Problems field. This can include pick list items, as well as SMARTest items entered from an F11 or Shift + F11 search. See: Active Problems Documentation.

Data Explorer Searches

Data Explorer is the SOAPware mechanism which is used to generate patient lists by condition. To learn how to run a Summary Diagnosis search, see: Data Explorer Summary Diagnosis Search.