Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline Extended to July 1
Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline Extended to July 1.
CMS has extended the application deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that reduces burden on clinicians, hospitals and critical access hospitals. The new deadline is July 1, 2016. CMS is extending the deadline so providers have sufficient time to submit their applications to avoid adjustments to their Medicare payments in 2017. CMS has also streamlined the hardship exception application forms to simplify applying for an exception. New Applications and Instructions