Practice Fusion’s certified e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) feature is available in Montana to help appropriately credentialed providers meet the state’s EPCS mandate.
Practice Fusion’s EPCS system:
- Is Surecript certified for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (CII-CV)
- Is fully integrated with your EHR and existing e-prescribing workflow
- Offers a streamlined process for identity verification to get you up and running quickly
- Provides Patient-specific Formularies and Drug & Allergy Interaction Checks
- Electronic Prior Authorizations (EPA)
- Comprehensive Reporting Modules
- Meets all DEA and Montana PDMP requirements.
The Montana Prescription Drug Registry (MPDR) was authorized by the Montana Legislature in 2011 (§37-7-15 Montana Code Annotated [MCA]) and became functional in November 2012 as an online tool to provide a list of controlled substance prescriptions to health care providers to improve patient care and safety. The program may also be used to identify potential misuse, abuse and/or diversion of controlled substances.
The MPDR’s online service offers prescribers and pharmacists the ability to search their patient’s medical history for controlled substance prescriptions, Schedules II - V. Health care providers can use the MPDR to optimize the quality of care they provide to their patients, thereby increasing the level of patient safety when controlled substances are part of their treatment plan.
Integrating MPDR data within an Electronic Health Record (EHR) like Practice Fusion, provides a streamlined clinical workflow for providers. The integration eliminates the need for providers to pull-up the MPDR browser, successfully log-in, then enter their patient’s name and date of birth. Instead, the EHR automatically initiates a patient query, validates the provider’s credentials in MPDR and returns the patient’s prescription record directly within the provider’s EHR. The integration should seamlessly fit into the clinical workflow and allow for real-time or near real-time presentation of MPDR data within the EHR.
To register for the Montana PMP, visit https://app.mt.gov/pdrregistration/
e-Prescribing allows a prescriber to use an EHR to:
- Electronically access a patient’s prescription benefit.
- Electronically access a patient’s medication history.
- Electronically route the prescription to the patient’s choice of pharmacy.
e-Prescribing provides the following consumer benefits:
- More accurate prescriptions.
- Improved patient safety.
- Lower healthcare costs for everyone involved.
e-Prescribing provides the following provider benefits:
- Reduction in pharmacy staff time.
- Increase in patient compliance and filled prescriptions.
- Improved relations with patients.
e-Prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) allows a prescriber to:
- e-Prescribe scheduled drugs right from your EHR.
- Use one workflow for all prescriptions.
- Minimize patient wait times at pharmacies.
- Reduce unnecessary office visits.