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Core and Menu Meaningful Use Criteria

Meaningful use includes both a core set and a menu set of objectives that are specific to eligible professionals or eligible hospitals and CAHs.

  • For eligible professionals, there are a total of 25 meaningful use objectives. To qualify for an incentive payment, 20 of these 25 objectives must be met.
    • There are 15 required core objectives.
    • The remaining 5 objectives may be chosen from the list of 10 menu set objectives.
  • For eligible hospitals and CAHs, there are a total of 24 meaningful use objectives. To qualify for an incentive payment, 19 of these 24 objectives must be met.
    • There are 14 required core objectives.
    • The remaining 5 objectives may be chosen from the list of 10 menu set objectives.

Download Meaningful Use Specification Sheets for Eligible Professionals and Hospitals.