Is anyone aware of physcians having to mandatory compliant with e-rx prescribing? I received a fax from a company stating that according to CMS every physician will need to be submitting 10 prescriptions electronically by June 1, 2011. If physcians are not in compliance then there will be a 1% penalty. I thought it was a solicit fax but I called Medicare and was directed to E-RX prescribing manual. The manual is quite lengthy and it contradicts the implementation date from June 2011 and then January 2012. My concern is what if a physician does not prescribe at least the minimum of 10 that Medicare requires will this force physicians to start prescribing medication when it is not necessary in order to prevent from getting penalized. Would greatly appreciate any input on ERX prescribing.