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Consumers, Businesses, Unions, and Medical Professionals: Time for Congress to Act on E-Prescribing Legislation
Date:5/1/2008

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:

Consumer/Labor Groups

AARP

AFL-CIO

Consumers Union

National Consumers League

National Partnership for Women & Families

SEIU

Business/Public Purchasers

AT&T

Caterpillar Inc.

Cisco Systems

Corporate Health Care Coalition

Dell

The Dow Chemical Company

EDS

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

NCR Corporation

Oracle

Public Sector HealthCare Roundtable

Southeastern Michigan ePrescribing Initiative (SEMI)

Texas Instruments

UPS

Verizon Communications

Xerox Corporation

Prescription Drug Stakeholders

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)

Aetna

Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

BlueCross BlueShield Association

CIGNA

CVS Caremark

Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market

Express Scripts, Inc.

Generic Pharmaceutical Association

Medco Health Solutions, Inc.

Mylan Inc.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Teva Pharmaceuticals

United Health Group

WellPoint

Medical Professionals

American Medical Group Association

The bipartisan "Medicare Electronic Medication and Safety Protection (E-MEDS) Act of 2007" would require e-prescribing in Medicare. The E-MEDS Act was introduced by Senate Finance Committee Members John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.), and enjoys support from 12 additional co-sponsors, including Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), John Sununu (R-NH), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). Companion legislation was introduced in the House by Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-Penn.) and Jon Porter (R-Nev.), and currently has 29 total co-sponsors.

Copy of letter available at http://www.pcmanet.org

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PCMA is the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which administer prescription drug plans for more than 210 million Americans with health coverage provided through Fortune 500 employers, health insurance plans, labor unions, and Medicare Part D.


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