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March 9, 2012

2013 eRx Payment Adjustment Update

On Thu March 1, CMS reopened the Quality Reporting Communication Support Page to allow individual eligible professionals and CMS-selected group practices the opportunity to request a significant hardship exemption for the 2013 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) payment adjustment. The Communication Support Page will accept hardship exemption requests now through Sat June 30, 2012.

The Quality Support Page User Manual is available to assist individual eligible professionals and CMS-selected group practices in submitting their request for a hardship exemption and can also be accessed from the “Help” icon on the Communication Support Page.

For additional information on the 2013 eRx payment adjustment, including who is subject to the payment adjustment and how to avoid the payment adjustment, visit the eRx Incentive Program website at http:\\www.CMS.gov/eRxIncentive. Specifically, eligible professionals should review MLN Matters Article SE1206: “2012 eRx Incentive Program: Future Payment Adjustments.”


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