Hayes' Healthcare Blog
By Kathleen Gaffney
Take advantage of extended deadline and expanded significant hardship exemption categories
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just released the final rule for changes to the 2011 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program that will be effective on October 6, 2011. Last year the CMS announced that beginning in 2012, eligible professionals (EP) who are not successful electronic prescribers may be subject to a payment adjustment. The payment adjustment in 2012, with regard to all of the EPs’ Part B-covered professional services, will result in the EP or group practice receiving 99% of the physician fee schedule amount, which would otherwise apply to such services.