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E-Prescriptions FAQ

What is an e-prescription?
E-prescriptions are computer-generated prescriptions created by your healthcare provider and sent directly to your pharmacy.

Did you know that USMD | MCNT Physicians have the ability to E-Prescribe?
USMD | MCNT physicians can securely submit your electronic prescription to participating pharmacies. No more standing in long lines to drop off you prescription. Best of all, your physician can determine which medications will be covered by your insurance provider making it easier to prescribe the most cost effective medications.

What are the benefits of e-prescriptions?
E-prescriptions are:

  • Fast - Your prescription arrives at your pharmacy before you leave your doctor’s office.
  • Convenient - You don’t have to make that extra trip to drop off your prescription at the pharmacy.
  • Legible - There is no handwriting for the pharmacist to interpret.
  • Economical - makes it easier for your doctor to prescribe the most cost effective medication based on your insurance coverage

How does e-prescribing work?
Instead of writing out your prescription on a piece of paper, your doctor or other healthcare provider enters it directly into his or her computer. Your prescription travels from your doctor or other healthcare provider’s computer to the pharmacy’s computer. E-prescriptions are sent electronically through a private, secure, and closed network – the Surescripts network – so your prescription information is not sent over the open Internet or as e-mail.

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