AMA Reminds Docs of Medicare E-Prescibing Deadline

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.