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  1. #1
    Nashville, Tennessee
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    Medical Coding Books
    Can someone give me some information on E prescribe. My doctor has read somewhere that in 2012 it is going to be required and if you don't use will affect your fee schedule. Everything that I have read states that it is not mandatory. Does it affect your PQRI percentage or the regular fee schedule. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you TJ:

  2. #2
    North Carolina
    Funny you should mention this. I just had an IT meeting last week for our upcoming EMR project. They actually brought this up and it was the first time I had heard of this. Here's what I could locate on my own. Our local Medicare website was somewhat vague.


    I'm really curious if anyone else has heard anything about this~

  3. #3
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Thumbs down e prescribe
    Rebecca...thank you so much. This site is very helpful. I printed a few articles for my doctor. I really don't like this possible amendment. I think it is very dangerous and I don't think it is right one way or the other to either increase or decrease your precentage of reimbursement from Medicare whether you do it or not. My understanding is that the cost for doctors to do this is not cheap. Let me know what others think. I don't understand why
    they have to make things harder. It's like a mind game. My motto is if it ain't broke don't fix it.



  4. #4
    North Carolina

    I dug a little deeper and I have an excellent power point presentation for this topic. Let me know if you want a copy and I'll fax it to you.

  5. #5
    Nashville, Tennessee
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    Rebecca that would be great. email

    fax: 931-455-6501

    Thanks again for all the good points


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    Here's another recent article put out by Health and Human Services. While I would agree, most of the time, with the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" rule, I don't agree with it here. It is broke, and so will be Medicare if everyone doesn't start to take what steps they can to save money. 156M dollars is a lot of money!!!!!

    There are some good solutions out there for e-prescribing. Do your homework and you'll find one that works well AND isn't all that expensive.

    Good luck!

    PS - I sit for my CPC exam tomorrow! WHOO-HOOO!!!!!!

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    Sorry to lengthen the thread but I thought these two articles might assist you as well.

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