Pharmacies should then no later than 1. September 2022 be able to redeem and bill for e-prescriptions nationwide. Schleswig-Holstein and Westphalia-Lippe are said to be the first regions in which pilot practices and hospitals are also taking part – according to the Gematik release, “e-prescriptions are being issued there as part of a nationwide procedure”.
The next steps of the phased introduction are not yet finalized. However, they are to be determined “promptly” by the shareholders. As of today, according to Gematik, it is planned to make the e-prescription mandatory in Schleswig-Holstein and Westphalia-Lippe on December 1st. This is after the shareholders have decided on the success of the first stage. In addition, six other federal states or KV regions are to gradually advance the introduction. In 2023, the remaining nine federal states/KV regions are to follow – and with them the nationwide use of e-prescriptions.