tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2007 Issue 44

Industry Notes: Medicare Unveils New E-Prescribing Proposal

Also: Find all your flu billing resources in one place On Nov. 13, Mike Leavitt, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, revealed a new proposal for adopting e-prescribing standards. According to the proposal, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will attempt to reduce the approximately 530,000 adverse drug effects that occur each year due to problematic drug interactions by implementing new e-prescribing standards. Not only will the medication history stored in the electronic device help physicians and pharmacists avoid problematic interactions, but it will also allow practices to know which medications...

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