MU Hardship Reminder

If you are having difficulty meeting the MU requirements, you might want to apply for an EHR Incentive Program hardship exception for Program Year 2016. Section 1848(a)(7)(A) of the Social Security Act provides that CMS may grant a hardship exception to an EP where, during the calendar year that is two (2) calendar years before the payment adjustment year, the EP who has previously demonstrated Meaningful Use faces extreme and uncontrollable circumstances that prevent it from becoming a meaningful EHR user. The exception is further explained in the FAQ Document from CMS.

The hardship exception applications will be available this spring on the CMS Payment Adjustments and Hardship Information page.