E-Prescribing Archive

E-Prescribing Means Greater Success

E-Prescribing or Electronic Prescribing is an eligible service that allows healthcare providers to electronically send an accurate and error-free prescription to a pharmacy. It is a centralized, paperless system for handling medical prescriptions.  Instead of writing a prescription on paper, the physician enters it directly into his computer system and the prescription travels from the

Even More Functionality Offers by MTBC iRx

Now even more functionality offers by MTBC iRx . MTBC iRx—our Apple® approved e-prescribing application for the iPhoneTM, iPod TouchTM, and iPadTM—allows you to prescribe medications quickly and easily, from wherever you might be. MTBC iRx is simple and intuitive. Learn in minutes how you can use the app to search for patients, view prescription

DEA Establishes Final Rule on E-Prescribing of Controlled Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced its interim final rule for electronic prescribing of controlled substances. The rule became effective on June 1, 2010, and it may be amended in the future depending on public comment. Pharmacy organizations have been working with the DEA for more than a decade to draft rules for electronic

A Quick Guide to e-Prescribing: Collect Your 2% Medicare Bonus in 2010

Since the passage of MIPPA (Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008), healthcare providers across the country have begun to integrate e-prescribing into their practices. Under the Act, providers who successfully e-prescribe are currently eligible to earn a 2% bonus on their Medicare collections.  Moreover, the e-prescribing incentives are structured in such a

MTBC to Sponsor Free Webinar Regarding E-Prescribing

The CMS bonus deadline for implementing electronic prescribing technology is quickly approaching. Is your practice prepared to meet the looming deadline? Many providers may be startled by the following statistics: According to a recent study, electronic prescribers spend 50% less time on refills/renewals. Approximately 7,000 Americans die each year from preventable medication errors. In 2009,

President Signs Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act

Last week, we explored the details of the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008, which was passed by the House of Representatives on September 23, 2008 and approved by the Senate on September 30, 2008. Yesterday, the President signed this bill into law. As a quick recap, the new law proscribes the

US Lawmakers Seek to Regulate Online Pharmacies

Earlier this week, the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 was presented to the President for his signature. The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 is aimed at regulating the online pharmacies that have proliferated during the last five years. In particular, the Act would require each online pharmacy

E-Prescribing Could Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

Regular readers of this blog will recall our recent discussion concerning the new ‘carrot’ of a 2% bonus that is being offered to electronic prescribers by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”). Perhaps you will also recall our blog regarding the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (“DEA”) efforts to make E-prescribing more attractive by eliminating

DEA Poised to Remove E-prescribing Hurdle

Physician societies, patient groups and federal and state agencies are rarely on the same page; so, on an occasion where they unanimously and enthusiastically support a common objective, things must move quickly, right? Not quite. For about a decade, electronic prescribing (also known as “e-prescribing”) has been praised for its promises of reducing deaths and

How to Earn Your Electronic Prescribing Bonus

In recent blogs, we focused on Congress’ carrot and stick approach to encourage e-prescribing. As we discussed, providers who implement e-prescribing could receive Medicare bonuses (above and beyond the Medicare fee schedule payments) equal to 2% of their annual Medicare collections. However, providers who do not implement e-prescribing will eventually see their reimbursements drop below