What is Electronic Prescribing?
Electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, is a paperless way of prescribing medication. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified e-prescribing as an important means of improving patient care because it allows prescribers to electronically send an accurate, error-free and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point of care.
What is the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program?
In an effort to encourage physicians to adopt e-prescribing in their practices, CMS has created an incentive and penalty program called the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program. Here's how it works:
To qualify as a successful e-prescriber, you must use a CMS-certified computerized e-prescribing system to submit the required number of eRx events for that year. For example, you might be required to submit 10 eRx events by June 30 and a total of 25 eRx events by Dec. 31.
Learn more about eRx or listen to the AOA's webinar, "2013 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) - How to Avoid the Penalty and Qualify for the Bonus."