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AMA Reminds Docs of Medicare E-Prescibing Deadline

By: Brooke JacksonMay 4th, 2012 Latest Healthcare News

The American Medical Association reminds physicians that they must report generation of at least 10 electronic prescriptions by June 30 to avoid reimbursement penalties under Medicare’s e-prescribing program.

The penalty is a 1.5 percent payment reduction for all Medicare claims filed in 2013. Physicians can apply for a hardship exemption but it must be done prior to the June 30 deadline. The application for exemption is available here.

AMA has additional information on Medicare e-prescribing reporting requirements here.

 


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