The objective of this measure is the same for both the Medicare Quality Payment Program MIPS and the Medicaid Meaningful Use program, however the required threshold is different. Be sure to select the appropriate program at the top before running the report. Every Medicare provider will be attesting to MIPS and every Medicaid provider will be attesting to Modified Stage 2 of Meaningful Use for 2017. (MacPractice still maintains the Stage 1 and Stage 2 report options here for our users that require them for Meaningful Use audits.)
For at least one unique patient seen by the MIPS eligible clinician during the performance period, a secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT to the patient (or the patient-authorized representative), or in response to a secure message sent by the patient (or the patient-authorized representative) during the performance period.
Modified Stage 2
Use secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information.
For more than 5 percent of 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 the patient-authorized representative), or in response to a secure message sent by the patient (or the patient-authorized representative) during the EHR reporting period.
Any EP who has no office visits during the EHR reporting period, or any EP who conducts 50 percent or more of his or her patient encounters in a county that does not have 50 percent or more of its housing units with 4Mbps broadband availability according to the latest information available from the FCC on the first day of the EHR reporting period.
MacPractice Report (for MIPS and Meaningful Use)
Secure Electronic Messaging Measure
This measure requires the setup and use of the Patient Portal.
Denominator: All unique patients that were seen within the filtered date range.
Numerator: A patient will be added to the numerator if they or one of their authorized representatives receive a message from a provider user.
Patients can be set up with a Patient Portal User on the Portal Access tab. Once this is set up, providers will be able to search by their name or portal username within the Messaging ability to send them a secure message.
NOTE: The message that the patient or their authorized representative receives from the office MUST be sent by the same user in MacPractice as the provider user that saw the patient. Messages sent from front desk staff, billing staff, etc. do not count towards the numerator of this report.