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Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2

Patient Lists


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


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

Changes from Meaningful Use Stage 1:

The Patient Lists Objective changed from being a Menu Objective in Stage 1 to a Core Objective in Stage 2.

Clinical Importance:

Generating lists of patients by specific conditions assists practices in managing their patient population. These lists can be used to monitor the health and progress of patients leading to improved quality of health and health care. Patient lists can also help practices focus on where to educate their staff and patients and provide assist in identifying areas of outreach.

CMS Resources:

The following resources are available to help you meet the Patient Lists meaningful use core measure:

CMS EHR Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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