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Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 1

Drug Formulary Checks

Objective:

Implement drug formulary checks.

Measure:

The eligible professional has enabled this functionality and has access to at least one internal or external formulary for the entire EHR reporting period.

Clinical Importance

Drug formulary check provides information to help you select medications while being apprised of the patient’s health plan formulary. This allows you and the patient to make the best informed decision regarding treatment options at the time of prescribing, preventing needless callbacks from the patient and/or pharmacy regarding on-formulary and off-formulary choices by your practice.

CMS Resources

The following resources are available to help you meet the Drug Formulary Checks meaningful use menu measure:

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