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Warning – Less than 60 days to avoid 2013 eRx Penalty

Written by Kaitlyn Houseman | May 10, 2012

Warning – Less than 60 days to avoid 2013 e-Prescribe Penalty

Physicians and other eligible professionals have less than two months left to either report to Medicare that they've written at least 10 electronic prescriptions or apply for a hardship exemption. 

Applicable providers who don't meet the June 30, 2012 e-prescribing deadline face a 1.5% reduction in claims off the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule for 2013.

The AMA has published a three-page guide (PDF) on how to avoid the penalty by either complying with the e-prescribing reporting requirements or applying for a hardship exemption.