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To achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use, eligible professionals (EPs) must successfully
attest to meaningful use measures as well as the calculation of patient-related data.
EPs are required to achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use in the two payment years following
the adoption, implementation, or upgrading (AIU) of certified EHR technology. For an
EP's first year achieving meaningful use, or Payment Year 2 following AIU in Payment
Year 1, meaningful use is reported for any 90 consecutive days in the calendar year. The
second year of meaningful use reporting requires that the full calendar year serve as the
EPs must attest to each of the 13 core measures, though exclusions can be
claimed on certain measures.
EPs must choose five of the ten menu measures, including one public health measure. As syndromic
surveillance cannot be submitted by eligible professionals in Arizona at this time, the immunization
registry is the appropriate public health option unless a professional qualifies for an exclusion.
For more information about Arizona Immunization Registry, please visit the websites below:
Arizona Immunization Registry - ASIIS EHR Interoperability Home Page
Arizona Immunization Registry and Meaningful Use FAQs
Please refer to Stage 1 EHR Meaningful Use Specification Sheets for
Eligible Professionals regarding Core Measure and Menu Measure details from the
Eligible professionals must report on 6 total clinical quality measures: 3
required core measures (substituting alternate core measures where necessary)
and 3 additional measures (selected from a set of 38 clinical quality measures).
Please refer to
2011/2012 Eligible Professional Reporting Measures Table [PDF 380 KB] from
CMS website for a complete list of Clinical Quality Measures for EP.