Medicare Eligible Hospitals: Submit a Hardship Exception Application by July 1, 2018
Friday, June 01, 2018 8:23 AM
As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates that payment
adjustments be applied to Medicare-eligible hospitals and critical access
hospitals (CAHs) that are not meaningful users of certified electronic
health record (EHR) technology under the EHR Incentive Programs (now called the
Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs).
Eligible hospitals and CAHs may be exempt from Medicare penalties if they
can show that demonstrating meaningful use would result in a significant
hardship. To be considered for an exemption and avoid a payment adjustment,
health care providers must complete a hardship exception
application and provide proof of hardship. If approved, the hardship
exception is valid for only one payment year.
Hardship Exception Application Details
For more information about payment adjustments and hardship information,
visit the CMS Payment Adjustments and Hardship Information page. For more information on the PI Programs, visit the PI Programs landing page.