Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption – Deadline is July 1st
Medicare eligible professionals who did not successfully meet Meaningful Use in 2014 have until July 1st, 2015 to file a 2016 hardship exemption to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment.
The 2016 hardship exemption application and instructions can be found here: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/paymentadj_hardship.html
2016 Hardship Exemption Instructions: 2016 Eligible Professional (EP) Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Exception – Instructions (Please Read).
In order to file a hardship exemption, eligible professionals must show proof of a circumstance beyond their control and clearly outline how those circumstances greatly impaired their ability to meet Meaningful Use.