There are a total of 155 points available in the ACI category. To receive full credit, you must accumulate
100 points in this category.
To receive the full base score, providers must report on the following measures:
Provide Patient Access to Their Data
Send Summary of Care via HIE
Request/Accept Summary of Care
Providers can earn bonus points for achievement on certain measures that they can choose to report. Each measure can earn up to 10 points, depending on which decile the performance falls under.
For example, providers have the option to report on participation in an immunization registry for 10 points toward the performance score.
Providers have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus points for reporting to each additional registry —including a clinical data registry, such as IRIS. Providers can also earn up to 15 bonus points by reporting the Improvement Activities using CEHRT.
Under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, every objective was reported and weighted equally. In Advancing Care Information, objectives are going to be customizable.
Under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, measurement emphasized process.
Under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, it was possible to have to report the same measure for PQRS and for Meaningful Use, but in two different ways. The program is now fully aligned to eliminate redundant reporting.
Previously, there was no exemptions from participation for eligible providers. Now, there are three circumstances that could exempt an otherwise eligible clinician:
Patient Electronic Access
Coordination of Care Through
Health Information Exchange
Public Health and
Clinical Data Reporting
An organization may choose to submit measure data to CMS as an individual or as a group through any the options below.
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