New Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Mandates Start January 2020 for Some States – Is Your Practice Ready for the Changes?

New Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Mandates Start January 2020 for Some States – Is Your Practice Ready for the Changes?

Starting January 1, 2020, new electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) mandates for some additional states will go into effect. The goal of the mandates for most states is to decrease prescription fraud and misuse. According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the use of EPCS technology can help healthcare providers potentially increase medication adherence, enhance patient safety, and reduce patient burden.

For Practice Fusion customers, EPCS technology is fully integrated within the Practice Fusion EHR and requires no additional fees. The use of this feature can help streamline workflow for providers by reducing the number of steps needed to process prescriptions for their patients. Administrative costs could be lowered by reducing processing time and eliminating unnecessary paperwork.

To learn more about your state mandates, visit your state specific guidelines below.

Be sure to follow the Practice Fusion EHR EPCS activation instructions to ensure your practice is ready to prescribe controlled substances.

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