The Meaningful Use Worksheets Are Here!!

Thank goodness the worksheets for Meaningful Use attestation are available! CMS has issued worksheets to help eligible professionals and hospitals prepare for Stage 3 Meaningful Use attestation for 2016. The eligible professional worksheet details the ten objective measures participants must report, including health data security, clinical decisions support, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), e-prescribing, summary of care, patient-specific education, medication reconciliation, patient data access, electronic messaging, and overarching public health measures.

Now, remember, eligible professionals must report on the following:

  1. 10 objectives, which includes one consolidated public health reporting objective with measure options requiring EPs scheduled to be in Stage 1 and Stage 2 to meet two public health measures.
  2. 9 out of 64 of the clinical quality measures (CQMs) covering at least 3 National Quality Strategy domains

Enjoy!!  And, by all means, let’s not change this system.   There are too many administrators whose job depends on getting doctors to do this and we don’t want them getting fired because we finally realize this was all bullshit.


Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  6 comments for “The Meaningful Use Worksheets Are Here!!

  1. JoAnne Fox
    January 4, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    It has been my experience that the more an electronic record is designed to support “meaningful use”, the less truly meaning use of that record is possible 🙁

  2. RSW
    January 3, 2017 at 10:39 am

    I have absolutely no sympathy for any doc who sells their soul for a few pennies by participating in this.

    • Seneca
      January 4, 2017 at 7:31 am

      I also really have to wonder why so many do. If there really is a shortage of PCPs, we should be in the driver’s seat telling the various payers how it’s gonna be. Instead, most of us go along, I guess because we see no other viable option. The DCP model advocated here is a great option–I fear the powers that be will fight it as it becomes more popular.

      • Judith Harvey
        January 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm

        Young doctors are debt slaves to their student loan payments

        • Kurt
          January 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm

          Why do PCM when cardiology fellows have 5 offers before they’re out of fellowship?
          Why be brow beaten by patients who continue to eat shit and do nothing to help themselves besides turning down endoscopies, testing and statins when they’re indicated?
          The insurance companies accuse us of being non-compliant with care!! Well excuse me,
          last I heard in medical school was a patient can tell me to go to hell for any suggestion I make and they have a right to accept or decline care (no matter how stupid they are).

  3. Pat
    January 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    By golly, THAT’S gonna increase primary care recruitment. Oh the excitement!

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