Medicare E-Prescribing Program Will Begin With March 30 Meeting
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
The National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics will hold a series of meetings on electronic prescribing over the course of the next year. Meetings will be first step towards setting standards under Medicare Rx.
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