CMS Proposed New Rule on E-Prescribing Penalty
A new rule proposed by CMS will give two big breaks to EHR providers:
1. Providers that failed to submit the 10 e-prescription transactions by 6/30/2012 will be able to avoid the Medicare payment penalty in 2013 if they achieve Meaningful Use of a certified EHR by the end of this year.
2. Providers that show intent to participate in the EHR program by adopting certified EHR by a date to be set by CMS would also avoid the 2013 Medicare payment penalty for lack of e-prescribing.
The public has 60 days to comment on proposed rules before they are enacted.
Usually, the rules are enacted once proposed, unless there is a huge backlash in comments. We don’t anticipate that. So, if you were one who did not meet the 10 e-prescription transactions by June, 30th, 2012, you have an escape from the penalty…. ONLY IF YOU ADOPT A CERTIFIED EHR, SOON!!!
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