States and governors are all now pushing e-Prescribing. It will pay 2% more for Medicare as of the first of the year. No word yet on what the DEA has decided yet we know it takes a very long time for this process, so in the meantime e-prescribing after the first of the year, and paper scripts for the DEA.
The State Alliance for eHealth has issued its inaugural report, emphasizing the importance of electronic prescribing as a first step toward broader use of information technology in health care. An initiative of the National Governor’s Association, the alliance comprises a variety of state officials, including governors, legislators, attorneys general and commissioners
“The State Alliance believes that, at this time, the highest priority should be given to e-prescribing and the privacy and security of health information” the report states.