Doctors requesting e-Rx waivers still get fined

04/9/2012 | American Medical News (free content)

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.

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