BC Advantage - 2009 Issue 5
Understanding the New Medicare's E-Prescribing Incentive Program
More and more Electronic Medical Records Programs (EMR) now offer an integrated solution that includes electronic prescribing also referred to as e-Prescribing. Beginning January 2009 the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) begins. The purpose of this initiate from Medicare promotes the adoption use of e-prescribing systems for providers. HealthCare providers can transmit new prescriptions and pharmacy refill requests electronically. Prescribers can use hand-held devices, tablet personal computers, laptops or desktop computers. There are incentives for starting e-prescribing but there are certain protocols that need to be met. Conversely, for doctors that do not...
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