Letter Pushes Medicare E-Scripts
Forty-four businesses and organizations have signed a letter to Congress asking that legislation to mandate electronic prescribing for the Medicare program be approved.
The letter was sent May 1 to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce committees. â€œWe urge you to actively support passage of the Medicare Electronic Medication and Safety Protection Act of 2007 (S. 2408 & H.R. 4296) this year to reduce deadly and costly prescription medication errors,â€ the letter states. â€œWe, the undersigned, represent more than 210 million Americans through consumer and labor groups, employers, public purchasers, physician groups, pharmacy benefit managers, insurers, and other prescription drug stakeholders.â€
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