Use Secure Electronic Messaging
Objective: Use secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information.
Measure: A secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT by more than 5% of unique patients (or their authorized representatives) seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.
Exclusion: Any EP who has no office visits during the EHR reporting period, or any EP who conducts 50 percent or more of his or her patient encounters in a county that does not have 50 percent or more of its housing units with 3Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period.
Denominator: Number of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.
Numerator: The number of patients or patient-authorized representatives in the denominator who send a secure electronic message to the EP that is received using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT during the EHR reporting period.
Threshold: The resulting percentage must be more than 5 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: Use Secure Electronic Messaging
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