Medication Allergy List
Maintain active medication allergy list.
More than 80 percent of all unique patients seen by the eligible professional have at least one entry (or an indication that the patient has no known medication allergies) recorded as structured data.
Maintaining a list of known medication allergies for a patient is essential for safe patient care. Keeping this information stored in an EHR allows for easy review when prescribing new medications to a patient.
The following resources are available to help you meet the Medication Allergy List meaningful use core objective:
- EHR Meaningful Use Specification Sheet for Eligible Professionals - Medication Allergy List [PDF - 121k]
Related CMS EHR Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions
- #2813 - What do the numerators and denominators mean in measures that are required to demonstrate meaningful use?
- #2765 - For EPs who see patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and where certified EHR technology is available at each location, should these EPs base their denominators for meaningful use objectives on the number of unique patients in only the outpatient setting or on the total number of unique patients from both settings?
- #3307 - How does an EP determine whether a patient has been "seen by the EP" in cases where the service rendered does not result in an actual interaction between the patient and the EP, but minimal consultative services such as just reading an EKG? Is a patient seen via telemedicine included in the denominator for measures that include patients "seen by the EP"?
- #3309 - When a patient is only seen by a member of the EP's clinical staff during the EHR reporting period and not by the EP themselves, do those patients count in the EP's denominator?
- #3065 - Should patient encounters in an ambulatory surgical center be included in the denominator for calculating that at least 50 percent or more of an EP's patient encounters during the reporting period occurred at practices/locations equipped with certified EHR technology?
- #3077 - If an EP sees a patient in a setting that does not have certified EHR technology but enters all of the patient’s information into certified EHR technology at another practice location, can the patient be counted in the numerators and denominators of meaningful use measures?
For additional questions around meaningful use, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).