CMS to hit 257,000 docs with Meaningful Use penalties
Roughly 257,000 Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) will be hit with a 1 percent penalty to their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payments beginning Jan. 5, 2015, for failing to meet Meaningful Use by Oct. 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed during a press call Wednesday afternoon.
EPs needed to demonstrate Meaningful Use on or before Oct. 1, 2014, to avoid the penalty.
Of those 257,000 EPs, 28,000 will receive a 2 percent penalty for failing to meet an e-prescribing threshold.
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