A qualified system is not faxing! Many offices who are set up with an EMR or EHR are already covered and are either set up and ready to go or have the capabilities. For those who are not, there’s a permanent link on this page to NEPSI, the free e-prescribing initiative where you can sign up and get started. If you are still using paper records, you can begin e-prescribing without having an electronic medical records system. Also, these records can be imported in to Google Health personal health records so the patient will have a full listing of all their medications.
As we all know, private insurers usually take the stance and follow in the direction of Medicare on issues as such, so if you are not set up and need an avenue to get started, check out the NEPSI initiative here if you want to gain the additional 2% compensation being offered by Medicare starting on the first of the year. BD