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e-Prescribing

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What is e-Prescribing?  
Electronic prescribing, or e-Prescribing, is the electronic transfer of prescription information from a health care provider to a participating retail or mail order pharmacy.  
 
Why e-Prescribing?  
e-Prescribing significantly improves patient safety by helping to reduce medication errors. It allows providers to access key information about a patient’s medical history, applicable formulary and potential drug interactions at the point of care. By e-Prescribing, prescriptions can be assessed for dosage, drug interactions and duplication at the actual time of prescribing.  
e-Prescribing also speeds up the time it takes to process medication refills, resulting in greater convenience for members, health care providers and pharmacists.  
 
Helpful Resources:  
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) e-Prescribing overview and e-Prescribing incentive program:  

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/EPrescribing/

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ERxIncentive/

 
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