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Physicians who have not e-prescribed at least 10 times by June 30 may be penalized (1 percent Medicare Part B) for the 2012 calendar year.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates 209,000 physicians and other providers will be penalized. The penalty increases to 1.5 percent in 2013 for physicians who do not submit 25 e-prescriptions by Dec 31. Submitting 25 e-prescriptions by Dec 31 may qualify you for a 1-percent bonus. (See TMA's 2011 E-Prescribing White Paper.)