Are you a Medicare provider who was unable to successfully demonstrate meaningful use for 2013? CMS is accepting applications for hardship exceptions to avoid the upcoming Medicare payment adjustment for the 2015 reporting year.
Payment adjustments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will begin on Jan. 1, 2015, for eligible professionals. However, you can avoid the adjustment by completing a hardship exception application and providing supporting documentation that proves demonstrating meaningful use would be a significant hardship for you. CMS will review applications to determine whether or not you are granted a hardship exception.
CMS has posted hardship exception applications on the EHR website for:
Applications for the 2015 payment adjustments are due July 1, 2014, for eligible professionals. If approved, the exception is valid for one year.
Hardship exception tip sheets
You can also avoid payment adjustments by successfully demonstrating meaningful use prior to the payment adjustment. Tip sheets are available on the CMS website that outline when eligible professionals must demonstrate meaningful use in order to avoid payment adjustments.
Want more information about the EHR Incentive Programs?
Make sure to visit the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs.