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Final CMS e-Prescribing Rule Eases Requirements
Health Leaders Media

More physicians and practices can expect to avoid cuts in Medicare payments now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has softened e-Prescribing rules.

In its final rule, published in the Federal Register Tuesday, CMS added new “significant hardship” exemptions, agreed to exempt those practices that are already meaningful users of certified EHRs, and extended the deadline to apply for those exceptions by one month to November 1, 2011 for the 2012 payment adjustment.