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EHR: Patient Reminders for Preventive Care

This information is old and has been replaced by the Modified Stage 2 requirements per the Final Rule, 10/7/2015.

EHR Stage 1: Menu Measure 4
EHR Stage 2: Core Measure 12

Overview

Reminders are notices sent to patients to remind them of preventive or follow-up care. For this measure, a certain percentage of patients that meet criteria must be sent a reminder.

Exclusions Available? 

  • Stage 1: No
  • Stage 2: Yes, if you had no office visits in the 24 months before the EHR reporting period

Resources:

Calculations

Stage 1: Reminders:

  • Denominator:  All of the provider's unique, active patients who had a completed procedure in the 3 years prior to the beginning of the reporting period up to the current date AND who are 5 years of age or younger and 65 years of age or older.
  • Numerator:  Patients in the denominator who were 'sent' a reminder during the reporting period.

To determine which patients meet the age criteria, generate Patient Lists based on birthdate.  Or, to determine which patients meet the age criteria and had a completed procedure in a date range, use query #868 in Query Examples, specifying age, provider, and date range.  Since the denominator takes into account patients with completed procedures up to the current date, the results of the query will differ depending on the date generated.

Stage 2: Reminders:

  • Denominator:  All of the provider's unique, active patients who had two or more office visits within the 24 months prior to the beginning of the reporting period.
  • Numerator:  Patients in the denominator who were 'sent' a reminder during the reporting period.

Setup

EHR General Setup
(optional) Setting up Reminder Rules

Instructions

Sending Patient Reminders

Note: Starting in version 15.1.2, recall reminders sent via the Recall List count towards the numerator if there is an associated 'Recall' commlog. These commlogs are usually auto-generated when a recall reminder is sent. You can also affect the numerator by manually marking reminders as 'sent' on the Reminders window.

 

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