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PCMA: CMS Releases Proposed E-Prescribing Standards in Medicare
Date:11/14/2007

E-Prescribing Will Improve Savings, Reduce Medication Errors

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today that the proposed standards for electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirm that the time is now to require e-prescribing in Medicare.

Following four years of extensive review by physicians, pharmacists, standard-setting organizations, and other stakeholders, CMS estimates tremendous savings and health benefits with increased adoption of e-prescribing. In the proposed standards, CMS estimates found that adoption of e-prescribing would:

-- Reduce Adverse Drug Events (ADEs);

-- Provide increased administrative savings to physicians, physician offices and pharmacists; and

-- Enhance generic utilization.

"CMS estimates even modest adoption of e-prescribing could save billions and greatly reduce adverse drug events (ADEs)," said PCMA President and CEO Mark Merritt.

The proposed e-prescribing standards were developed and pilot-tested during a rigorous process with consensus from a variety of influential health care stakeholders, including physicians; pharmacists; payers; the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); the National Committee on Vital Health Statistics; and HIPAA-recognized standard setting organizations. In a positive note regarding interoperability, the proposed e-prescribing standards were created by the same organizations which developed Electronic Medical Records (EMR) standards. Requiring e-prescribing in Medicare is the first step toward broader adoption of overall health IT and would also serve as a model for the entire commercial market.

In the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), Part D sponsors were required to accept e-prescribing and national standards were created for Medicare, however, physicians were not required to use the technology. As a re
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