CMS has extended the hardship exemption deadline for the eRx incentive program. Originally the deadline was November 1st. Due to technical difficulties with CMS' reporting system, the due date has been extended to Tuesday, November 8th. To request an exemption, visit CMS' Communication Support page. Providers must either qualify for an exemption or have successfully reported 25 instances of e-prescribing to avoid penalties to their 2012 Medicare Part B payments. More detail can be found at CMS' website.