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Certification number fixed on the CMS hardship exemptions website

CMS has fixed an issue on the CMS hardship exemption website. The web site did not permit eligible professionals to enter the complete 15 digit certification number. This has now been corrected and you can now resubmit your request and include the 15 digit certification number in the correct box.


On the same website, CMS hardship exemption, you have the ability to download Physician Quality Reporting System and E-prescribing Incentive Program feedback reports. CMS has said these reports will be released sometime in October. Eligible Professionals will also be able to check if they successfully submitted the minimum number of G-codes on claims from Jan. 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 to avoid the 2012 penalty by requesting the “E-prescribing Payment Adjustment Feedback Report.”


** CMS has stated that the 1 percent penalty will be applied to all Medicare payments for exemptions that were not approved before Jan. 1, 2012. Once the exemption is approved, these claims would have to be reprocessed.


Click here for more information on submitting you eRX hardship exemption code: