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There are two types of denominators relative to the HITECH Act meaningful use reporting. a) denominator is based on patients seen or admitted during the EHR reporting period, whether or not their records are maintained using certified EHR technology and b) denominator is based on actions related to patients whose records are maintained using certified EHR technology,when the meaningful use measure is not relevant to all patients either due to limitations (e.g., recording tobacco use for all patients 13 and older) or because the action related to the meaningful use criteria is not relevant (e.g., transmitting prescriptions electronically)
For MIPPA e-prescribing program, denominator billing codes(s) represent the eligible encounter