Medicare would add two more hardship exemptions to its eRx electronic prescription incentive program for eligible professionals and group practices under a proposed rule published July 30 to set the physician fee schedule for 2013.

Exemptions already are available for rural practices with limited high-speed Internet access, or in an area with limited available pharmacies for e-prescribing, or with EPs generating less than 100 prescriptions during a six-month reporting period, or in a practice unable to electronically prescribe because of laws or regulations.

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