Electronic Prescribing Worth Your While

September 2008
Travel Medicine Advisor;Sep2008 Supplement, Vol. 18, p2
This article reports on the plan of the U.S. government to provide incentive payments to physicians and qualified health care professionals who utilize the electronic prescribing technology in 2009. Medicare will provide incentive payments for electronic prescribers which will include two percent incentive payments. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, electronic-prescribing is more efficient, convenient for consumers, improves the quality of care, and lowers administrative costs.


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