Actually, there is. You go to settings then controls then S pen. Then, click on Air View (not the on/off) and you'll see a list of things you can turn on/off. Turn off "List Scolling" and you should be able to hover your pen over the edge without having it scroll.
Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition - P600
Rom: CleanRom 1.5
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy SIII SGH-T999
Rom: Hyperdrive RLS14