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Bill would also reward physicians for acquiring and using electronic prescribing technology.
Pharmacy groups are cheering over a bill that was approved by the U.S. House and has now passed the Senate as well. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331) would:
The American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, and SureScripts-RxHub have all supported some or all of these provisions. PCMA took issue with the prompt pay provisions. The organizations urge President Bush to sign the bill quickly.
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