Some doctors who asked for hardship waivers from the CMS e-prescribing incentive program did not receive exemptions due to a backlog in processing their requests. The American Medical Association urged the agency to reexamine its penalty schedule after the CMS imposed a 1% penalty on doctors who failed to prescribe electronically at least 10 times in the first half of 2011.
Doctors requesting e-Rx waivers still get fined
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