June 30/July 1Deadlines: GPRO, EHR Hardship Exception

June 30 is the last day to register for the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) for 2015 PQRS reporting.

To register for GPRO, your group must have an approved Individuals Authorized Access to the CMS Computer Services (IACS) account. You will also need to indicate your reporting mechanism for the 12-month period.  The GPRO Registration Quick Reference Guide is a good resource.

July 1 is the last day to apply for a 2016 EHR Hardship Exception. The Hardship Exception is for those who did not successfully participate in the 2014 Medicare EHR Incentive Program and want to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment.

Overview of Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exception (includes a list of EPs automatically granted the hardship exception)

Instructions for Hardship Exception Application

Application for Solo EP

Application for Multiple EPs