Nov. 1 ePrescribing Deadline & Provider Readiness Survey

As of Nov. 1, 2014, providers of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) must use “NCPDP SCRIPT 10.6” or higher standard for the electronic transmission of prescriptions or medication orders if they send these prescriptions/orders electronically to a pharmacy that is a separate legal entity from their organization, and if the prescription is eligible for reimbursement under Medicare Part D.

LeadingAge CAST did a survey of vendors and they are trying to assess provider’s readiness. You can read about the topic and see a summary of the vendors’ readiness survey in the updated article: Nov. 1 ePrescribing Deadline: LTPAC Vendor Readiness.

Providers on the listserv are invited to complete the Provider Readiness Survey to better understand your readiness, plans for compliance, and to offer suggestions. Complete the 5 minute online survey.




Free Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Exergames from AgeTech West

Thanks to a donation from the “Get Well Gamers Foundation,” AgeTech is distributing a couple dozen games to nonprofit West Coast LeadingAge members for use in older adult “exergaming” wellness programs. Nintendo Wii Games include the “Golds Gym Cardio Workout,” “Wii Fit,” “My Fitness Coach,” and “Yoga & Pilates Workouts,” and a few Microsoft Xbox 360 games include “Kinect Adventures,” Your Shape Fitness Evolved,” and “Dance Central.” More Wii and Xbox games are available depending on demand.

AgeTech has also submitted a grant proposal to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Foundation to create a “SeniorExergames.com” movement among the West Coast LeadingAge membership, in which it would distribute 50 Xbox One game consoles and games to participating providers and build a website to promote competitions among sites among other elements. Microsoft Corporation has donated $5,000 toward the purchase of Xbox game consoles.

Contact Scott Peifer at speifer@aging.org if you are interested in one of the games listed above for your community. Please include “Exergames” in the subject line.