Objective: Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx).
Measure: More than 50% of all permissible prescriptions, or all prescriptions, written by the eligible provider are queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically.
Exclusion: Any EP who: (1) Writes fewer than 100 permissible prescriptions during the EHR reporting period. (2) Does not have a pharmacy within their organization and there are no pharmacies that accept electronic prescriptions within 10 miles of the EP's practice location at the start of his/her EHR reporting period.
Denominator: Number of prescriptions written for drugs requiring a prescription in order to be dispensed other than controlled substances during the EHR reporting period; or Number of prescriptions written for drugs requiring a prescription in order to be dispensed during the EHR reporting period.
Numerator: The number of prescriptions in the denominator generated, queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically using CEHRT.
Threshold: The resulting percentage must be more than 50 percent in order for an EP to meet this measure.
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.
Reference CMS: e-Prescribing (eRx)
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