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. “We 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,” the letter states. “We, 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.”

Read full story – Health Data Management

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.