Practice Management Notification
The AMA has recommended that all physicians subject to Meaningful Use submit for an exception for 2015.
According to today's AAN Capitol Hill Report, "CMS stated that that it will broadly accept hardship exemptions due to the delayed publication of the modifications to Meaningful Use. AAN members who are concerned about receiving the 2017 Meaningful Use penalty, based on the 2015 reporting year, should apply for a hardship exemption. Additionally, if a member applies for the hardship exemption, but qualifies to receive an incentive payment in 2017, CMS has stated it will override the hardship exception and award the incentive payment. Hardship applications must be received by CMS by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 15, 2016."
The AMA Hardship Exception Statement contains AMA's instructions on completing the form as well as a link to the CMS instructions and application.
Again, the deadline for submitting the application is March 15, 2016