Physicians can apply for 2013 eRx hardship exemption beginning Nov. 1
AHA News Now
Oct 18, 2012
Individual physicians and other eligible professionals and selected group practices can apply online for a hardship exemption under the 2013 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program beginning Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2013. For help applying online, see the CMS user guide and website. Eligible professionals who do not meet the program's requirements or qualify for an exemption face a 1.5% reduction in their total allowable Medicare Part B charges effective Jan. 1, 2013. Hardship exemption requests for the 2014 payment adjustment will be accepted during a separate timeframe later in calendar year 2013.