The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (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 June 30, 2012.
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 for 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.