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Medicare eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) may be considered exempt from Medicare penalties and avoid a payment adjustment. This consideration is being made if a hospital can show that demonstrating ‘meaningful use’ would result in a significant hardship.

To be considered, healthcare providers must submit the 2019 Eligible Hospital Hardship Exception Application to ehrhardship@cms.hhs.gov and provide proof of hardship by Sunday, July 1, 2018.

This hardship exception is for hardships in reporting Meaningful Use you might have had in the 2017 performance year. CMS has specified when the application should be used and include insufficient internet connectivity or extreme and uncontrollable circumstances (see the application for greater details).

If you have questions or need assistance, we can help. The Great Plains QIN Quality Payment Program Service Center site houses key resources to better your understanding of the program, contact information for experts that can answer your questions and several avenues in getting technical support – through an email ticketing system, by phone or live chat. Visit our site or contact a member of our team today to get the answers and assistance you need (free of charge).