Critical access hospitals that did not achieve meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for the 2018 reporting period can apply through Dec. 2 for a hardship exception to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment. The deadline for other eligible hospitals to submit hardship forms for the 2020 payment adjustment was in July. For more on the Promoting Interoperability Programs, visit www.cms.gov.

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