Eligible professionals within the Medicare EHR Incentive Program who did not successfully meet meaningful use in 2013 still have time to submit a hardship exception application for payment year 2015, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS deadline for eligible professionals to apply for 2013 reporting year–2015 payment adjustment year hardship exceptions is July 1. To date, 600 eligible professionals have applied for hardship exceptions, according to a CMS official who made a presentation during the Health IT Policy Committee's May 6 meeting. 

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