Running Head: MANAGED HEALTH CARE PROJECT – PEER REVIEW Managed Health Care Project – Peer Review Jamie Ver Hagen Rasmussen College Author’s Note This paper is being submitted on May 30, 2013, for Natasha Cauley’s H310/HSA3109 Foundations of Managed Care course. Managed Health Care Project –
Peer Review Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may offset the cost through e- prescribing initiatives. Payments from CMS initiatives end 2013. Although the e-prescribing has changed our lives for the better, some people would rather have a hard copy of their prescription because they do not like/trust technology. E-Prescribing is a prescriber's ability to electronically send an accurate, error-free and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point-of-care - is an important element in improving the quality of patient care. The inclusion of electronic prescribing in the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 gave momentum to the movement, and the July 2006 Institute of Medicine report on the role of e-prescribing in reducing medication errors received widespread publicity, helping to build awareness of e-prescribing's role in enhancing patient safety. Adopting the standards to facilitate e-prescribing is one of the key action items in the government’s plan to expedite the adoption of electronic medical records and build a national electronic health information infrastructure in the United States (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2013). Transactions that are considered to be referred to as e-prescribing include: 1. New Prescriptions 2. Refills 3. Changes 4. Cancellations Despite the technological advances of the past decade, a Star Trek world is still in the future for most of us. On the other hand, physicians today are writing prescriptions for patients on palm-held devices that seem eerily akin to medical practice on the Starship Enterprise. Hand-
held computing devices are hot technology in medical practice due to the confluence of several factors. First, managed care organizations actively have worked to affect the drug-prescribing behavior of primary care physicians (MediMedia USA, 2002).
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