Stage 2 MU Checklist


Priority primary care providers (PPCPs) are physicians and health care professionals with prescriptive privileges.  PPCPs can be physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives. Primary care encompasses family medicine, geriatrics, OB/GYN, general or internal medicine, adolescent medicine, and pediatrics.

I. Must meet 17 of the core Meaningful Use (MU) objectives:

Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) for orders as follows:  >60% of medication, 30% of laboratory and 30% of radiology

E-Prescribing (eRx) for > 50% of the permissible scripts for patients for whom the EHR was used

Implement 5 clinical decision support interventions for 4+ CQM. Drug–drug and drug-allergy interaction checks turned on

Provide >50% of all unique patients seen with online access to their health information within 4 business days.

>5% of patients view download or transmit to a 3rd party their health information.

Provide > 50% of patients seen with the EHR, a clinical summary within 1 business day

Record demographics as structured data on >80% of all patients seen: preferred language, gender, race, ethnicity, DOB

> 80% of all patients age 3 and above have blood pressure recorded and of all patients have height and weight recorded as structured data.

Record >80% of patients smoking status for patients 13 years or older and seen with the EHR.

Ensure adequate privacy and security protections for personal health information. Conduct or review a security risk analysis including addressing the encryption/security of data at rest and implement security updates as necessary and correct identified security deficiencies.

> 55% of clinical lab test results are stored as structured data for patients seen with the EHR

Generate at least one report of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research or outreach.

Use EHR to identify and send an appropriate reminder per patient preference for preventive/follow up care for

> 10% of patients with 2+ office visits in the last 2 years

> 10% of all patients seen are provided patient-specific education resources identified through use of certified EHR technology.

Performs medication reconciliation on > 50% of transitions of care or relevant encounters for EHR patients.

EP who transitions or refers the patient seen with the EHR to another setting of care will provide a summary of care record for > 50% of transitions and referrals. The EP transmits the summary electronically either a) directly using certified EHR technology or b) through an ONC valid exchange. Also the EP must also conduct one data exchange using a certified EHR technology that is different from the receiving EP or conduct 1+ test with a CMS designated test EHR.

On an ongoing basis, successfully submit with certified EHR technology immunization data to immunization registries/systems.

Successfully send secure electronic messages through certified EHR technology to >5% of all unique patients seen.


II.  Must meet any three of the six Meaningful Use Menu Set Objectives listed below:

On an ongoing basis, successfully submit through a certified EHR technology electronic syndromic surveillance data to a public health agency.

Enter 1+ electronic progress note created, edited and signed by an EP for >30% of unique patients.


>10% of all scans and tests whose result is an image ordered by an EP are incorporated into a certified EHR


>20% of all unique patients have a structured data entry for 1+ first-degree relatives or an indication that family health history has been reviewed.

On an ongoing basis, successfully submit with certified EHR technology cancer case data to a cancer registry. On an ongoing basis, successfully submit with certified EHR technology specific case data to a specialized registry.


III.        Clinical Quality Measures for 2014 and beyond for Stage 1 and Stage 2:

  •    For 2013:
    • Continue to report from the 44 measures finalized for Stage 1 in the same format as laid out for Stage 1.
      • 3 core/alternative core
      • 3 additional measures for EPs
  •    For 2014 & beyond:
    • Must report on 9 of the 64 approved Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs). Recommended core CQMs listed below (Adult or Pediatric).  Selected CQMs must cover three of the six National Quality Strategy Domains:


  1. Patient and Family Engagement

Oncology: Medical & Radiation – Pain Intensity Quantified NQF 0384

Functional status assessment for complex chronic conditions CMS90v1 (Recommended Adult)

Functional status assessment for knee replacement NQF TBD

Functional status assessment for hip replacement NQF TBD

  1. Patient Safety

Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly NQF 0022 (Recommended Adult)

Falls:  Screening for Future Fall Risk NQF 0101

Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record NQF 0419 (Recommended Adult)

Cataracts: Complications within 30 Days following Cataract surgery requiring additional procedures NQF 0564

Child & Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder: Suicide Risk Assessment NQF TBD

ADE Prevention & Monitoring: Warfarin Time in Therapeutic Range NQF TBD

  1.  Care Coordination

Closing the referral loop: receipt of specialist report CMS50v1 (Recommended Adult)

  1.  Population and Public Health

Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition & Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents NQF 0024

(Recommended Pediatric)

Preventative Care & Screening: Tobacco Use:  Screening & Intervention NQF 0028 (Recommended Adult)

Childhood Immunization Status NQF 0038 (Recommended Pediatric)

Preventative Care & Screening: Influenza Immunization NQF 0041

Preventive Care & Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan NQF 0418 (Recommended


Preventive Care & Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-up NQF 0421/CMS69v1

(Recommended Adult)


Maternal depression screening NQF 1401

Preventive Care & Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-up Documented NQF TBD



  1.  Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources

Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis NQF 0002 / PQRI 66 (Recommended Pediatric)

Low Back Pain: Use of Imaging Studies NQF 0052 (Recommended Adult)

Appropriate Treatment for children with Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) NQF 0069 (Recommended Pediatric)

Prostate Cancer: Avoidance of Overuse of Bone Scan for Staging Low Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

NQF 0389/ PQRI 102


  1.  Clinical Processes/Effectiveness

Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment NQF 0004:

(a) Initiation

(b) Engagement

Controlling High Blood Pressure NQF 0018 (Recommended Adult)

Breast Cancer Screening NQF 0031

Cervical Cancer Screening NQF 0032

Chlamydia Screening for Women aged 16-24 NQF 0033 (Recommended Pediatric)

Colorectal Cancer Screening NQF 0034 / PQRI 113

Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma NQF 0036 (Recommended Pediatric)

ADHD: Follow –up Care for Children Prescribed ADHD Medication NQF 0108 (Recommended Pediatric)

Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults NQF 0043 / PQRI 111

Diabetes: Eye Exam NQF 0055 / PQRI 117

Diabetes: Foot Exam NQF 0056 / PQRI 163

Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Test for Pediatric Patients NQF 0060

Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control NQF 0059 / PQRI 1

Diabetes: Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Management and Control NQF 0064 / PQRI 2

Diabetes: Urine Screening NQF 0062 / PQRI 119

Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic NQF 00068 / PQRI 204

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Beta-Blocker Therapy for CAD Patients w/ Prior Myocardial Infarction (MI) NQF 0070 / PQRI 7

Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Complete Lipid Panel and LDL Control NQF 0075

Heart Failure: ACE Inhibitor or ARB Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) NQF 0081 / PQRI 5

Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) NQF 0083 / PQRI 8

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG): Optic Nerve Evaluation NQF 0086 / PQRI 12

Diabetic Retinopathy: Communication with the Physician Managing Ongoing Diabetes Care NQF 0089 / PQRI 19

Diabetic Retinopathy: Documentation of Presence or Absence of Macular Edema and Level of Severity of Retinopathy NQF 0088 / PQRI 18

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Suicide Risk Assessment  NQF 0104

Anti-depressant medication management NQF 0105 / PQRI 9

Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression: Appraisal for alcohol/chemical substance abuse NQF 0110

Colon Cancer: Chemotherapy for Stage III Colon Cancer Patients NQF 0385 / PQRI 72

Breast Cancer: Hormonal Therapy for Stage IC-IIIC Estrogen Receptor/Progesterone Receptor (ER/PR) Positive Breast Cancer NQF 0387 / PQRI 71

HIV/AIDS: Medical Visit NQF 0403

HIV/AIDS: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) Prophylaxis NQF 0405

HIV/AIDS: RNA control for Patients with HIV NQF 0407 (proposed #)

Children who have dental decay or cavities CMS75v1 (Recommended Pediatric)

Cataracts: 20/40 + Visual acuity within 90 days following Cataract surgery NQF 0565

Pregnant Women that had HBsAg testing NQF 0608

Depression Remission at Twelve Months NQF 0710

Depression Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool NQF 0712

Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers including Dentists NQF TBD Preventive Care & Screening: Cholesterol-Fasting Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-C) Test Performed NQF TBD Preventive Care & Screening: Risk Stratified Cholesterol-Fasting Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-C) Test Performed NQF TBD

Dementia: Cognitive Assessment NQF TBD

Hypertension: Improvement in blood pressure NQF TBD