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ERX Exemption Deadline Extended

Today is the last day that eligible professionals can submit 10 eRx events via claims in order to avoid a 1.5% adjustment to the Medicare Fee Schedule in 2013.

To receive an exemption from the adjustment to the Medicare fee schedule if you don’t e-prescribe, you have to submit an exemption request through the Quality Net portal, The portal is closed over the weekend of June 30, so the deadline to file for an exemption has been extended to Monday July 2.

Here’s who qualifies for an exemption:(CMS FFs Provider List serv)

  • The eligible professional is not an MD, DO, podiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant by June 30, 2012, based on primary taxonomy code in the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES).
  • The eligible professional does not have at least 100 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) cases containing an encounter code in the measure’s denominator for dates of service from January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012.
  • The eligible professional does not have 10% or more of their MPFS allowable charges (per TIN) for encounter codes in the measure’s denominator for dates of service from January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012.
  • The eligible professional does not have prescribing privileges and reported G8644 on a billable Medicare Part B service at least once on a claim between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

To get an incentive in 2012 and avoid the penalty in 2014, contact PQRS Solutions. We’ll help you through the process.

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