Following release of a final rule making changes to Medicare's Electronic Prescribing Incentive program, the American Medical Association has issued the following statement:
"The American Medical Association appreciates changes made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that provide more flexibility under the Medicare e-prescribing program so that more physicians who are unable to meet all the program requirements can be eligible and apply for an exemption to avoid penalties in 2012. However, the AMA remains concerned that physicians only have a short period of time to apply for an exemption once CMS' Web-based tool is made available.
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