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Physicians May Apply for 2013 eRx Hardship Exemption Beginning Nov. 1

Written by  Kathleen Roney | Monday, 05 November 2012 14:07
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Individual physicians, eligible professionals and selected group practices may apply online for a hardship exemption under the 2013 Medicare Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2013, according to an AHA News Now report.
This exemption includes an exemption category for physicians and other practitioners who register to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and adopt certified EHR technology.

Eligible professionals who do not meet the program's requirements or qualify for an exemption face a 1.5 percent reduction in their total allowable Medicare Part B charges effective Jan. 1, 2013.

For help applying online, see the CMS user guide (pdf) and website.

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