Objective 6: Coordination of Care
through Patient Engagement

Increasing patient engagement in their health care can be an important factor to consider in patient health. In the Coordination of Care through Patient Engagement Objective, EPs are required to use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to engage with patients or their authorized representatives about the patient’s care.

There are 3 measures in this objective, and providers must attest to all 3 measures and meet the thresholds for at least 2 measures.

  • (1) More that 5% of all unique patients (or their authorized representatives) seen by the eligible professional (EP) actively engage with the EHR made accessible by the EP and either:
    • View, download, or transmit to a 3rd party their health information; or
    • Access their health information through the use of an API that can be used by applications chosen by the patient and configured to the API in the EP’s CEHERT; or
    • A combination of the above 2.
  • (2) For more than 5% of all unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period, a secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT to the patient (or their authorized representative), or in response to a secure message sent by the patient or their authorized representative.
  • (3) Patient generated health data or data from a non-clinical setting is incorporated into the CEHRT for more than 5% of all unique patient seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.

Exclusions for the above 3 measures may be taken if any or all of the following apply:

  • The EP has no office visits during the EHR reporting period, or;
  • The EP conducts 50% or more of their patient encounters in a county that does not have 50% or more of its housing units with 4 Mbps broadband availability.

 

Objective Measures 2018 Medicaid PI Modified Stage 2 2019 Medicaid PI Stage 3
Obj 6: Care Coordination through Patient Engagement >5% VDT / >5% messaging
Not required-patient generated
health info
> 5% VDT / > 5% messaging
> 5% patient generated health info

Resources

Coordination of Care through Patient Engagement (Objective 6 of 8)