Practice Fusion’s certified e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) feature is available in North Carolina 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 North Carolina PDMP requirements.
The North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS) is an important component of the North Carolina Division of Consumer Affairs’ initiative to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. Established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-45 et. seq., the CSRS is a statewide database that collects prescription data on Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) and Human Growth Hormone (HGH) dispensed in outpatient settings in North Carolina, and by out-of-State pharmacies dispensing into North Carolina.
CSRS is a controlled substance prescription monitoring system that is designed to a source of information for practitioners and pharmacists to assist them with providing medical and pharmaceutical patient care using controlled substance medications. CSRS tracks and monitors prescriptions for Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances and other drugs of concern dispensed to NJPMP patients to prevent the abuse, misuse, and diversion of controlled substances. CSRS also provides an investigative tool for regulatory agencies and authorized law enforcement to identify potential inappropriate use of controlled substance prescription medication. CSRS is not intended to prevent patients from receiving needed controlled substance medications.
Integrating CSRS 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 CSRS 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 CSRS 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 CSRS data within the EHR.
To register for the North Carolina PMP, visit https://nccsrsph.hidinc.com/nclogappl/bdncpdmqlog/pmqregister-info.html
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.