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:
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.
Hope this helps.