E-Rx Hardship Exemptions

Is your 2011 application for an E-Rx hardship exemption for 2012 still pending? If so, your Medicare payments are being reduced by 1%. CMS reports that eligible providers who submitted a request very close to the November 8, 2011 deadline may find that their requests have not yet been processed. Once processed, if accepted and a hardship is granted, CMS will reprocess the claims reduced by the 1% and make the provider “whole”.

This year, a system will be established for providers to submit a hardship request “on line” to avoid a penalty in 2013.

For more information the E-Rx bonus program, contact us for our FAQ on this topic as well as our Bonus Program monograph.

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