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March 2016
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Deadline Extended to Avoid 2017 Medicare EHR Incentive Program Payment Penalties
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for physicians to apply for hardship exceptions to avoid payment penalties for the 2017 Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program. The new deadline for hardship exception applications is now July 1, 2016. 
 
IDSA recommends that members who are eligible to participate in the Medicare Incentive Program apply for hardship exemption under the “EHR Certification/Vendor Issues” (option 2.2.d in the application). Due to the delay in publication of Medicare EHR Incentive Program regulations, this category will broadly apply to all physicians and CMS has stated that they will refrain from auditing physicians who apply under option 2.2d – EHR Certification/Vendor Issues. 
 
Please review the American Medical Association’s (AMA) recommendations and instructions for applying for hardship exception (AMA log-in required) as well as the CMS' Hardship Exception Application Instructions (PDF) for full details on approved circumstances of significant hardship, providers who need not apply, and how to fill out the Hardship Exception Application (PDF).  
 


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