As part of proposed changes to its physician fee schedule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed alterations to its health IT programs--including adding two new "hardship" exemptions to the electronic prescribing incentive program.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay the reporting and hardship exemption deadline in CMS' e-prescribing program from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2012.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized two changes in its e-prescribing rules for Medicare Part D, regulations that govern the standards for communications between dispensers
Physicians who last year applied for hardship exemptions from Medicare electronic prescribing penalties have begun seeing their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent, according to an article
E-prescribing incentive payments under a government program grew 83 percent in 2010, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The total amount that CMS
Doctors who failed to do a minimum amount of electronic prescribing in the first half of 2011 will lose 1 percent of their Medicare reimbursement in 2012 if they do not qualify for an exemption.
CVS Caremark, which includes a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), is piloting a method of electronic prior authorization (ePA) that can be used in the workflow of electronic prescribing. The
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added 120 new answers to the FAQ section in its website on the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program. Among other things, CMS now