OK this brilliant but simple eRx suggestion was brought to my attention by our revenue cycle manager. She was concerned that a practice was not going to get their erx money because the doctors were not noting that they e-prescribed. The eRx incentive this year requires that the G8553 code is submitted with the e and m code rather than allowing a “registry” submission option.
Rather than lose the one percent bonus that is available, she elected to place all Medicare claims on hold (this was an OBGYN practice so not a big part of business) and then make sure that all of the charts were reviewed to capture those that had been e-prescribed. This was accomplished to make sure that each physician could get their 25 erx g8553 codes submitted before the December 31st deadline.