CMS is urging physicians to report on at least 10 electronic scripts (e-scripts) by June 30, 2012, to avoid the 2013 Medicare e-prescribing penalty that amounts to a 1.5 percent reduction from their Medicare Part B payments in 2013. Physicians can also file for a hardship exemption but must do so by June 30, 2012. The AMA has put together a tip sheet on the steps physicians can take to avoid the 2013 e-prescribing penalty.
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