According to CMS it is not too late to start participating in the 2010 Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program and potentially qualify to receive a full-year incentive payment. Eligible professionals may begin reporting eRx at any time during the 2010 program year of Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2010. Those who successfully report the eRx measure in 2010 will be eligible to receive an eRx incentive equal to 2% of their total Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule allowed charges for services performed during the reporting period. The eRx Incentive Program is a separate incentive program from the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), with different reporting requirements. To access all available educational resources on the eRx program visit http://www.cms.gov/eRxIncentive/.
You can learn more about both PQRI and the eRx program and view the presentation given by visiting the CMS website at this link: http://www.cms.gov/PQRI/04_CMSSponsoredCalls.asp#TopOfPage.