Physicians concerned about missing the window to adopt an e-prescribing system and qualify for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid incentive, need not worry. There is still time as the incentive is still available this year.
The incentive is set at 1% and there is no penalty in 2011. However, beginning in 2012 there will be a 1% penalty assessed. In addition to the penalty next year, the incentive will diminish and continue to do so each year until 2014.
One such system is the ScriptSure eRx package from Daw. The system makes it easy to adopt an e-prescribing system because it contains everything a physician needs to safely and securely transmit orders. ScriptSure eRx sends prescriptions to most pharmacies using the SureScripts-Rx Hub interface and physicians do not need a fax machine to send prescriptions to the pharmacy.
ScriptSure eRx also has the ability to print to any printer, so it is no longer necessary to designate a single printer for prescriptions. With the full First Databank Drug Information database, ScriptSure helps physicians make informed decisions. ScriptSure offers nine drug checks, plus the ability to view the PDR on screen.
ScripSure also makes it easy to re-prescribe. It only takes one click and the prescription is set to go in the same format as the previous one. ScriptSure comes with full reporting capabilities, patient alerts and ICD-9 information. All are available with just a few keystrokes.
ScriptSure is fully networkable and offers unlimited simultaneous users. Daw also offers a ScriptSure EMR, a fully HIPPA compliant electronic medical record, and ScriptSure Scheduler to help manage appointments and billing.
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