Physicians Have Until Tomorrow to E-prescribe Before 2013 Payment Penalty is Implemented

Health care professionals have until tomorrow, June 30, 2012 to become a successful electronic prescriber (eRx) before a 1.5 percent downward payment adjustment is put in effect for 2013. To avoid the penalty at least 10 electronic prescriptions for Medicare patients should have been submitted between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

CMS may exempt professionals from the 2013 eRx payment adjustment if e-prescribing results in significant hardship. Click here to submit a hardship exemption request. Hardships must be submitted by tomorrow.

It is very important that physicians and their practices begin e-prescribing if they have not done so already. For those who do not e-prescribe, you are at risk to receive the 2014 payment penalty, which will implement a two percent downward payment adjustment.  

View the Participation for the Incentive Payment Made Simple document provided by CMS for more information about e-prescribing or contact Terri Gonzalez, Director of Practice Improvement, at 800-722-1350 or [email protected].


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