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Florida: e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

The Practice Fusion EHR provides advanced electronic prescribing capabilities, including electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).*

Practice Fusion: Using an Electronic Health Record (EHR) to meet Florida state mandates for certified e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS). EPCS allows you to:

  • e-Prescribe scheduled drugs right from the Practice Fusion EHR.
  • Use one workflow for all prescriptions.
  • Minimize patient wait times at pharmacies.
  • Reduce unnecessary office visits.
  • Improve safety and reduce fraud and abuse.
  • Fully integrated with the Practice Fusion EHR and e-prescribing workflow
  • Offers a streamlined process for fast identity verification
  • Provides patient-specific formularies and Drug & Allergy interaction checks
  • Automatically receive Electronic Prior Authorizations (ePA) for prescriptions

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Florida State Mandates

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Federal Mandate: Medicare Part D Practitioners In 2018 the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act was passed by the federal government. The Act includes legislation that requires Medicare Part D practitioners to begin electronically prescribing Part D drugs requiring prior authorization on January 1, 2021. Medicare Part D prescribers in every state are subject to the above stated mandate and must comply.

Florida State Mandate: All Prescribers As established in Florida House Bill 831, prescribers will be required to generate and transmit all prescriptions electronically beginning on January 1, 2020. This will include both controlled substances and non-controlled substances. While the established implementation date is January 1, 2020, the mandate will not apply to prescribers until the date of their official license renewal following January 1, 2020, or by July 1, 2021, whichever date falls first. Prescribers must use a secure, safe software system and are encouraged to adopt electronic prescribing software capabilities prior to the mandatory implementation date of January 1, 2020.

Why choose Practice Fusion in Florida for EPCS

Whether you just need a simple solution to address state mandates or are interested in more robust features such as text message appointment reminders or charting, Practice Fusion has the right features to meet your needs. We offer advanced e-prescribing capabilities including electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), prior authorization management and allergy alerts. Your subscription will also include features such as: * Charting * Electronic lab and imaging test ordering * Compliance tracking * Appointment scheduling * Text message appointment reminders * Support for quality payment programs


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Important Resources

EPCS ACTIVATION INSTRUCTIONS