Physicians who qualify for an e-prescribing penalty exemption will have until January 31, 2013, to submit their online request. Requests can be submitted via the CMS Quality Reporting Communication Support Page. East Bay physicians may only request an exemption for one of the following reasons:  inability to electronically prescribe due to local, State, or Federal law or regulation (i.e. controlled substances); and, prescribed fewer than 100 prescriptions in the January 1 through June 30, 2012 reporting period.

If you have questions about electronic prescribing, please call the ACCMA at 510-654-5383.  If you have questions about the online application process, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at (866) 288-8912 or