The charges for eRX non-compliance in 2012 will be assessed at 2% in 2014. To avoid this penalty, eligible professionals would have had to have been a successful electronic prescriber in 2012. If you were not in compliance in 2012 you can still avoid the penalty by successfully e-prescribing 10 times between January 1st, 2013 and June 30th, 2013 and reporting each time with the G8553 code via the claims form for Medicare Part B PFS. The claims containing the G code for those encounters must be submitted and accepted by July 26, 2013. You can also avoid eRX penalties by participating in the EHR Incentive Program and successfully attesting to Meaningful Use.
(If you are using an approved EHR system successfully or use the “10 times by June30, 2013 option”; you will avoid the eRX penalty but will not qualify for the eRX incentive. Those using EHR’s can only qualify for one or the other in terms of eRX and EHR incentives.)