E-prescribing - Articles

E-prescribing pay cuts loom for some in 2014, 2015
October 25th, 2013 - Scott Kraft
Some practices may find 2014 immediately off to the wrong foot when their Medicare payments are reduced by 2 percent for failing to participate successfully in Medicare’s E-prescribing Incentive Program. Unfortunately, at this point successfully claiming an exemption may be the only way to...
e-Prescribing UPDATE from CMS Final Rule for Jan 1 2010
November 25th, 2009 - Codapedia Editor
CMS released its Physician Final Rule 10-30-09! They made e-prescribing easier. Starting Jan 1 2010, physicians can show that they have and are using a qualified e-Prescribing program by reporting on 25 claims only, (per eligible professional, not per practice) for the entire year. In addition,...
Prolonged Services in an inpatient setting
July 31st, 2009 - Codapedia Editor
This article will describe the coding for using prolonged services in an inpatient setting. The codes are 99356: Prolonged physician service in the inpatient setting, first hour and 99357 each additional 30 minutes. See the CPT® book for the complete descriptions. These codes are used as add...
E-Prescribing and Medicare Bonus Payments
April 1st, 2009 - Crystal Reeves
By Crystal Reeves, CPC, CMPE Question Our doctors want to begin e-prescribing in order to get the Medicare bonus payment. How much is the bonus payment, and how do we let Medicare know that we are e-prescribing? Answer The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA)...

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