Medicare is hoping an incentive will convince doctors to scrap those scribbled prescriptions.Starting next month, doctors who do prescriptions via computer and e-mail direct to drug stores will get an extra 2 percent in reimbursement rates for the next two years, which could add up to as much as $1,500.
The money could help offset the costs of entering patients into electronic prescription programs.
Doctors who do not make the change by 2012 will find their Medicare payments cut. - Get more L.A. breaking news, weather, traffic and sports - Have a news tip? Send your tips, video, or pictures