eRx Exemption Deadline is Tuesday, November 1

The NCMS reminds physicians and their practices that they have until Tuesday, November 1, 2011 to request a significant hardship exemption under the 2011 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program Final Rule. Practices are required to submit 25 electronic prescriptions for the CMS eRx incentive. 

For more information, go to:

To file for the exemption, go to: The exemption can only be acquired by the eligible provider.

Group practices selected for and participating in the GPRO I or II reporting wishing to submit an exemption request for the 2012 payment adjustment should submit a letter to:

Significant Hardship Exemptions
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality
Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group
7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop S3-02-01
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

The letter must be postmarked before November 1, 2011.


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