E-MEDS Act Would Require Electronic Prescribing in Medicare
WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a strong signal of support, a broad group of consumers, employers, unions, and medical professionals have signed a letter to Congressional leaders urging passage of legislation that would require electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) in Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association announced today.
"This broad support for an e-prescribing requirement in Medicare underscores how important this issue is in the current Medicare debate," said PCMA President and CEO Mark Merritt. "E-prescribing saves lives and money, and is the first step toward broader health IT reform."
Supporters of the "Medicare Electronic Medication and Safety Protection (E-MEDS) Act of 2007" include:
National Consumers League
National Partnership for Women & Families
Corporate Health Care Coalition
The Dow Chemical Company
The ERISA Industry Committee
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Corporation
HR Policy Association
Information Technology Industry Council
National Business Group on Health
National Retail Federation
Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable
Southeastern Michigan ePrescribing Initiative (SEMI)
Prescription Drug Stakeholders
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)
Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BlueCross BlueShield Association
Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market
Express Scripts, Inc.
|SOURCE Pharmaceutical Care Management Association|
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