2020 & 2021 Medicaid Meaningful Use Requirements: Stage 3

All eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, dual-eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) are required to use 2015 edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Programs.

 The EHR reporting period for Medicaid EPs and eligible hospitals is a minimum of any continuous 90-day period.

  • EPs must select 6 approved Clinical Quality measures.
  • EPs must report on at least 1 outcome measure (or, if an outcome measure is not available or relevant, one other high priority measure). If no outcome or high priority measures are relevant to an EP’s scope of practice, the clinician may report on any 6 eCQMs that are relevant.
  • For the 2020 and 2021 attestation year providers will attest to 90 days of CQM reporting.
  • Submission methods available are electronically submitting via a QRDA file format or manually entering numerator and denominators at the time of attestation.

The Resources section below contains a link to the 2020 & 2021 Stage 3 Objectives as well as a complete list of eCQMs

See the Resource listings below for more information on objectives for EPs.

Stage 3 Objectives

Objective Measures Stage 3
Objective 1: Protect Patient Information Perform Security Risk Analysis
Objective 2: E-prescribing Greater than 60%
Objective 3: Clinical Decision Support 5 rules related to 4 CQMs; Drug-drug + drug-allergy alerts
Objective 4: CPOE Greater than 60%
Objective 5: Patient Electronic Access & Patient Education Patient Electronic Access >80%; Patient Education >35%
Objective 6: Coordination of Care through Patient Engagement Greater than 5% VDT; Greater than 5% Secure electronic messaging, Greater than 5% patient entered data
Objective 7: HIE >50% Sending >40% Receiving >80% Clinical.
Objective 8: Public Health Reporting Report on 2 out of 5 objectives


Eligible Professionals eCQMs

2020 and 2021 Medicaid PI Program Eligible Professionals Objectives and Measures