Thursday, October 21, 2010

WV Medicaid Offering Cash Incentive Program to New ePrescribers

The West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center (WVRHITEC) announced this week that West Virginia's Medicaid Program is now offering cash incentives to health care providers who become a part of a new e-prescribing system.

WVeScript, is a new web-based ePrescribing tool implemented by the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) and provided to all Medicaid program prescribers and pharmacies. It is located on the BMS MediWeb Clinical Web Portal. This tool can be used to ePrescribe for all patients, not just those with Medicaid insurance. FAQs with more information about the WVeScript and MediWeb Clinical Web Portal.

The announcement by WVRHITEC also indicates that as an added incentive, West Virginia Medicaid will provide cash assistance in the amount of $1,000.00 for the purchase of a computer or to pay toward web access when a provider enrolls in the ePrescribing program at At the end of March 31, 2011, if a provider has electronically prescribed at least 70% of his or her prescriptions for Medicaid members, she or he will receive an additional $1,000.00. In addition, training is available, and a provider can earn two CME credits for completing the on-line web-based training. The incentives are available to a limited number of providers, so please sign up today.