Medicare proposes e-prescribing rules

February 2005
Drug Topics;2/7/2005, Vol. 149 Issue 3, p8
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The United States Health and Human Services made proposals regarding regulations to support electronic prescriptions for the Medicare Rx benefit. Under the proposals, standards will be established for transactions between prescribers and R.Phs on new Rxs, refill requests, Rx cancellation requests and related messaging including eligibility and benefit inquiries between prescribers and Rx plans. The proposed compliance date is January 2006 and the HHS will accept comments on the proposed rules through April 5.


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