Medicare to offer incentives, penalties concerning e-Rx use

07/28/2008 | American Medical Association

Doctors who write electronic prescriptions for their Medicare Part D patients will see an incentive payment that equals 2% of all services they provide to Medicare patients for the year, according to a new law that will take effect next year. The incentives will be shaved each subsequent year and will be stopped in 2014. Those who haven't switched to e-Rx by 2012 will have their reimbursements cut. CMS says that the 2% incentive could be enough to cover the cost of e-Rx systems and upkeep.

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