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In brief: MedPAC details spending, FTC slaps Surescripts 

August 2, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its 2023 data book on health care spending and the Medicare program.  The 200-page report provides Medicare data on spending, demographics, beneficiary access to care, and quality of care, among other information.  Among MedPAC’s findings:  Medicare was the largest single purchaser of personal health care in the U.S., gobbling up 24% of total spend;  Medicare spending...

Federal Trade Commission, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Surescripts

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FTC reaches proposed settlement with Surescripts 

July 31, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission has filed a proposed order to remedy what it says is anticompetitive conduct by Surescripts that led to higher prices, stifled innovation and reduced customer choice in the e-prescribing market.  The order follows a favorable federal court ruling that found Surescripts possesses monopoly power in e-prescribing services with a 95% “super share,” according to the FTC.  “The FTC will not hesitate to take action in...

e-prescribing, Federal Trade Commission, Surescripts

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Universal Software updates certification

November 19, 2019HME News Staff

DAVISON, Mich. - Universal Software Solutions has announced that Healthcare Data Management System is now certified by Surescripts for E-Prescribing and Directories, allowing users to receive compound drug prescriptions and allergy information, and submit prescription change requests. HDMS completed testing in October to achieve certification prior to the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for the new National Council for Prescription Drug Programs' SCRIPT standard v2017071. “The advantage that integrations...

HDMS, Integration, Surescripts, Universal Software Solutions

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QS/1 tapped for NCPDP program

September 6, 2018HME News Staff

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - QS/1 will participate in the Surescripts Early Adopter program for the new National Council for Prescription Drug Program's (NCPDP) SCRIPT standard version 2017071. The NCPDP SCRIPT standard, which CMS is working to implement in early 2020, is used to securely exchange information between prescribers, dispensers, and Medicare prescription drug plans, including the 4.8 million e-prescriptions that Surescripts transmits each day. “Given QS/1's experience in implementing previous...

QS/1, Surescripts

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