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Hardship Exception Application for 2014 CEHRT Issues Due 11/30

Written by Kaitlyn Houseman | October 7, 2014

Hardship Exception Applications to Avoid the 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustment Due November 30, 2014 

CMS reopened the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to avoid the 2015 Medicare payment adjustments for not demonstrating meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). The deadline is 11:59 PM EST November 30, 2014.

Eligible professionals and eligible hospitals that have never met meaningful use before may apply during this reopened hardship exception application submission period if they meet both of the following:

  • The provider was unable to attest by July 1, 2014 (for eligible hospitals) or October 1, 2014 (for eligible professionals); AND
  • The provider has been unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT by the dates above due to delays in 2014 Edition CEHRT availability.  

These are the only circumstances that will be considered for this reopened hardship exception application submission period. 

Applications Details
Providers who would like to submit an application should review the following guidance:

More Information
Visit the Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exceptions webpage for more information about Medicare EHR Incentive Program payment adjustments.

 

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