Record Demographics

Measure Criteria

Objective: Record all of the following demographics:

  •    Preferred Language
  •    Sex
  •    Race
  •    Ethnicity
  •    Date of Birth

Measure: More than 80% of all unique patients seen by the eligible provider have demographics recorded as structured data.

Exclusion: No exclusion.

Measure Calculations

Denominator: Number of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.

Numerator: The number of patients in the denominator who have all the elements of demographics (or a specific notation if the patient declined to provide one or more elements or if recording an element is contrary to state law) recorded as structured data.

Threshold: The resulting percentage must be more than 80 percent in order for an EP to meet this measure.

CMS Resources

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: Record Demographics

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