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Medication Adherence Improved With Electronic Prescribing

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by admin No Comments

According to SureScripts, 76.5  percent of patients pick up their medication when the prescription is sent electronically.  Only 69.5 percent of patients pick up their medication when a written prescription has been handed over to the patient.  With electronic prescribing, a patient only has to make one trip to the pharmacy.  There is no need to carry a prescription with you, thus reducing the chance of misplacing the script. Electronic Prescriptions encourage patients to visit the pharmacy after leaving the doctor’s office more so than if having the prescription in hand.

Another Medicare Deadline for E-Prescribing Around the Corner!

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 by admin No Comments

E-prescribing is becoming more and more widespread as the need for the adoption of Health Information Technology becomes more and more apparent across the nation. Having said that, another Medicare deadline is around the corner! Clinicians must have already or plan to e-prescribe 25 prescriptions by December 31st, 2011 in order to gain a 1% incentive payment check in the fall of 2012. They will also avoid the 1.5% payment reduction in 2013 if they get this incentive in 2012 because they become “incentive” eligible. Writing those 25 e-scripts with a qualified, stand-alone or integrated e-prescription software by December 31st, 2011 is the only way to avoid a penalty in 2013 because it’s too late to have avoided the 1% penalty which required providers send 10 electronic prescriptions by June 30, 2011. It is not too late to take advantage of Medicare’s e-prescribing program and gain a 1% payment on your Medicare reimbursement. Start e-prescribing today!

A Friendly Reminder Regarding MIPPA Reporting Deadline

Posted on: July 18th, 2011 by admin No Comments

In an effort to help  physicians meet the Medicare e-prescribing incentive program (MIPPA) reporting requirements, we would like to remind all participants that in order to avoid the 1% penalty on your 2012 Medicare Part B reimbursements:

  • Enter at least 10 eRx G-codes (G8553) on eligible claims with dates of service between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011.
  • Submit all claims by July 31st, 2011. We would suggest submitting claims by July 29th as July 30 and 31st fall on the weekend.

If you have additional questions, please refer to the CMS website or you may also contact us at (909) 466-1605.