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Triplicates - Eprescription

Guna Posted Fri 24th of October, 2014 05:38:21 AM

We have a client in California where the Doctor writes prescription for Narcotics which cannot be e-prescribed but they are using special pad called Triplicates prescription for Narcotics, also Medicare waives the penalty if we submit the code to him, i'm sure G8553 (E-prescribtion) was deleted on 01/01/2014. Can you suggest appropriate coding for submitting e-prescription for Triplicates?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 27th of October, 2014 08:35:13 AM

We are researching on it. Thanks !!

SuperCoder Answered Mon 27th of October, 2014 13:28:08 PM

Thanks for your patience. The Medicare e-Rx incentive program ended on 12/31/2013. There is no need to report e-prescribing to Medicare, hence the deletion of the G8553. The link below leads to the Medicare e-Rx website with supporting information:

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/ERxIncentive/How_To_Get_Started.html

Providers that are attesting for meaningful use still need to e-prescribe but that is not required to be reported with the provider's claims.

http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/achieve-meaningful-use/core-measures-2/e-prescribing-erx

Hope this helps.

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