TMA has heard from a few practices that have received the 2-percent e-prescribing penalty on their Medicare payments even though they successfully participated in the EHR incentive program and should be exempt from the penalty. If this is happening to you, you must request a review.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented an informal review process for you to request reconsideration. The deadline to submit these informal review requests is Feb. 28; you must email them to eRxInformalReview@cms.hhs.gov. CMS will make an informal review decision within 90 days of the original request. Please note that the informal review decision will be final; there will be no further review or appeal.
For complete instructions on how to submit an informal review request, see CMS's "2014 eRx Payment Adjustment Informal Review Made Simple."
Direct your questions about the eRx incentive program to the CMS QualityNet Help Desk at (866) 288-8912 (TTY 877-715-6222) or email@example.com. Or contact TMA's Health Information Technology Department by calling 800-880-5720 or emailing HIT@texmed.org.
Action, Feb. 18, 2014