Providers have only ten days remaining to request a hardship exemption for the 2012 electronic prescribing (eRx) payment adjustment.
Eligible professionals (EPs) who have not met eRx Incentive Program requirements (and who are not exempt) will incur a 1 percent payment reduction to their allowable Medicare Part B charges beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
To determine if you are subject to the 2012 eRx payment adjustment, review Medicare Learning Network (MLN®) Special Edition article SE1107. If you are, the next step is to determine if you meet any of the hardship exemption categories specified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the 2011 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program final rule. Review the regulations to be certain.