The Medical Group Management Association is urging federal officials to modify the electronic prescribing incentive program payment process to avoid unfairly penalizing eligible professionals and to harmonize the process with the electronic health records meaningful use program.

"We believe that failure to do so will have the unintended consequence of subjecting a significant number of e-prescribing EPs to payment adjustments in 2012 and 2013," the association said in a March 15 letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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