If you (individual physician or group practice) submitted data for the Medicare 2012 Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program, you now can access your 2012 eRx Incentive Program Feedback Report. Use one of the following options.
- Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)-level reports are available for download on the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal via QualityNet. You will need an Individuals Authorized Access to CMS Computer Services (IACS) account; IACS quick reference guides on the portal provide step-by-step instructions on how to request an IACS account and access the portal.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI)-level reports are available by request through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Communication Support Page; choose "Create NPI Level Report Request." Within two to four weeks, you will receive the report at the email address you provided in your request.
Request an Informal Review
You may request an informal review of your 2012 e-prescribing reporting performance through Feb. 28, 2014. Read this fact sheet for instructions (PDF).
You Can Still Earn an Incentive for 2013
The CMS e-prescribing program is winding down, but there is still time to get a .5 percent incentive for 2013 by submitting 25 prescriptions electronically on 25 Medicare patients before Dec. 31. There is no incentive for 2014, nor is there a way to prevent the 2015 penalty in 2014; therefore, practices no longer need to submit G-codes on their claims in 2014.
Find out more about Medicare e-prescribing incentives — and penalties — at www.texmed.org/e-prescribe/. If you have questions, call the TMA Health Information Technology Help Line at (800) 880-5720, or contact the QualityNet Help Desk at (866) 288-8912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published Dec. 10, 2013
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