2013 ERx Penalty Exemption Request Website is Operational


To avoid the 2013 ePrescribing penalty starting next year, physicians have an opportunity to attest online that they are eligible for one of the following penalty exemptions:


• Physician is unable to electronically prescribe due to local, state, or federal law or regulation (e.g., state law prohibits ePrescribing of controlled substances)

• Physician prescribes fewer than 100 prescriptions between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012

• Physician is located in a rural area without high-speed Internet access

• Physician practice is located in an area without sufficient available pharmacies for ePrescribing


Physicians will have to apply for an exemption from the 2013 e-Prescribing penalty via the CMS website at the link below by June 30, 2012.





James A. McNally, CPC

Health Care Consultant Services