Citing Medicare savings, group says doctors should have to e-prescribe

Young, Jeffrey
July 2007
Hill;7/12/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 84, p12
The article reports on the launching of a campaign to promote electronic prescriptions in the treatment of Medicare patients by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) in the U.S. The PCMA is hoping that the promise of billions in savings to the federal government will appeal to lawmakers eager to find offset for new healthcare spending. According to a PCMA-commissioned study by the Gorman Health Group, the organization's preferred policy would save $26.3 billion over 10 years.


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