AMA, MGMA Ask CMS to Extend EHR Hardship Exception Deadline

Last month, a CMS official reported during the Health IT Policy Committee's monthly meeting that 600 EPs have applied for hardship exceptions. In addition to EHR vendor issues, lack of infrastructure and unforeseen/uncontrollable circumstances, eligible professionals can also use "lack of control over the availability of Certified EHR Technology" and "lack of Face-to-Face Interaction" as reasons for applying for hardship exemptions.

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