Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline Extended

Posted by ddeardorff
February 26, 2016
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The Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship More TimeApplication Deadline for All Providers is Now July 1, 2016

Today, CMS is extending the application deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that reduces burden on clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs). The new deadline for Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals is July 1, 2016. CMS is extending the deadline so providers have sufficient time to submit their applications to avoid adjustments to their Medicare payments in 2017.

In January, CMS posted new, streamlined hardship exception application forms that reduce the amount of information that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and CAHs must submit to apply for an exception. The new applications and instructions for providers seeking a hardship exception are available here.

 

SOURCE:  CMS eHealth News Updates | 2/26/16

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