Medicare providers are being incentivized by Medicare to adopt electronic prescribing technology. Beginning in 2009 and during the four years that follow, Medicare will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals who are successful electronic prescribers as defined by the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). Eligible professionals will receive 2 percent incentive payments in 2009 and 2010; 1 percent incentive payments in 2011 and 2012; and a 0.5 percent incentive payment in 2013.
For an overview of the program from Medicare, go to:
For more information on setting up e-prescribing including frequently asked questions, log on to http://www.getrxconnected.com/.
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