Pros: ● Immediate connectivity to the pharmacy is faster than the traditional phone call. ● Reductions the time it takes to request medication refills. ● Growths the speed of pharmacy callbacks. ● Decreases the time it takes verify worthiness. Cons: ● May briefly impact the medical office workflow . ● Connection may slow down current processes. ● Medical Office staff and physician training may slow down productivity (Hicks, 2013). Legal Many in the healthcare business fail to realize that prescribing drugs is a legal issue. In view of the new values adopted by CMS, some practices in the medical office are now considered as noncompliant.In addition to the handwriting mistakes that can happen, businesses involving mix-ups or patient privacy openings could all possibly fall in the legal category. Systems 1. System for eRx only Being able to professionals have adopted a “qualified” eRx system. There have been two two types of systems: a system for eRx only (stand-alone) or an electronic health record (EHR system) with eRx functionality.
MANAGED HEALTH CARE PROJECT 4 ● Generating a complete active medication list incorporating electronic data received from applicable pharmacies and benefit managers (PBMs) if available. ● Providing information related to lower cost, electronically transmitting prescriptions, and conducting all alerts. ● Providing information on formulary or tiered formulary medications, patient eligibility, and authorization requirements received electronically from the patient’s drug plan, if available , (ManageMyPractice.com, 2011). 1. Electronic health record (EHR system) with eRx functionality The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that you have to use a "qualified" electronic prescribing system: ● Having a complete active medication list electronic data received from applicable pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers. ● Printing prescriptions, picking out medications,electronically transmitting prescriptions.
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