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Micro-Office Systems' PCG Means MACRA/MIPS Compliance

Patient Communications Gateway's patient portal helps you meet MACRA/MIPS Compliance for practice-patient interaction.

To qualify for MACRA/MIPS Compliance, providers must meet certain core measures and other requirements. 

PCG integrates with PM and EHR systems extending their patient-engagement capabilities. Patients benefit from easy-to-use modes of communications with their doctors to schedule and manage appointments, make online payments, update demographic information, view lab test results, refill prescriptions and more. Practices enjoy the ability to send automated appointment reminders, secure emails, referrals, letters and more.

The PCG patient portal is MACRA/MIPS Compliance certified and assists practices to meet three out of the seventeen core objectives.

The PCG Patient Portal Module is the only module required for MACRA/MIPS Compliance in meeting the three core objectives.

MACRA/MIPS Compliance Objectives

  1. Use computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for medication, laboratory and radiology orders
  2. Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx)
  3. Record demographic information
  4. Record and chart changes in vital signs
  5. Record smoking status for patients 13 years old or older
  6. Use clinical decision support to improve performance on high-priority health conditions

What this measure requires

More than 50% of all unique patients are provided online access to their health information within four business days after the information is available to the EP

More than 5% of all unique patients view, download or transmit to a third party their health information

What this means for you

Not only do you have to provide online access to health information for over half of your patients, you also have to make sure that more than 5% of your patients actually access the online health information you have made available

  1. Provide clinical summaries for patients for each office visit
  2. Protect electronic health information created or maintained by Certified EHR Technology
  3. Incorporate clinical lab-test results into Certified EHR Technology
  4. Generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach
  5. Use clinically relevant information to identify patients who should receive reminders for preventive/follow-up care

What this measure requires

More than 10% of all unique patients with office visits are provided patient-specific education resources

What this means for you

For over 10% of your patients, you should use your certified EHR’s ability to recommend educational resources to your patients. Your EHR is certified with the ability to make these recommendations based on patient-specific variables, such as chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes)

  1. Perform medication reconciliation
  2. Provide summary of care record for each transition of care or referral
  3. Submit electronic data to immunization registries

What this measure requires

A secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT by more than 5% of unique patients (or their authorized representatives) seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period

What this means for you

Certified EHR technology will contain the capability to send secure messages between you and your patients. In order to meet this measure, you have to make sure that more than 5% of your patients actually use this capability by sending you a secure message

EHR and PM vendors integrate the PCG patient portal to endow their systems' with the ability to meet MACRA/MIPS Compliance communication objectives (Core Objectives 7, 13 and 17).


2015 Edition ONC-ACB Certification ID:   Certification Date: April 5, 2019


The public test report is available at:


This Modular EHR is 2015 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee receipt of incentive payments.


The PCG PHR/Patient Portal is free to patients and has a monthly license fee for Providers. There are no additional provider costs for patient portal functionality.

There are no technical and/or contractual limitations on messaging volume, data volume, data use, or any other use of the patient portal.