CMS notifies physicians of electronic prescribing penalties

01/10/2013 | AAFP News Now

The CMS has begun notifying Medicare participating physicians of their Medicare penalty status for failing to meet Medicare Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program requirements in 2012. Physicians can request a review of their status or seek a hardship exemption. The noncompliance penalty is a 1.5% Medicare pay cut in 2013, and nonparticipation in 2013 will result in a 2% pay cut in 2014.

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