What the New Assembly Bill Means for California Prescribers & Pharmacists

California passed a new law requiring pharmacists and physicians to have systems that enable them to e-prescribe by January 01, 2022. The new law dictates that all healthcare practitioners must order and dispense prescription drugs in accordance with the Pharmacy Law. According to the Pharmacy Law, a prescription is a written, oral, or electronic data […]

What You Need to Know About the NCPDP SCRIPT Standard Version Update

Surescripts recently announced that the NCPDP SCRIPT version 2017071 will become the mandated standard in order to maintain compliance and avoid transaction rejections. This mandate is officially effective September 1st, 2021. But what does this mean for small practices that may not have sophisticated tech teams to manage and keep abreast of these changes for their health […]

Pharmacogenomic Testing: A New Frontier for Clinical Support

When it comes to medical research and unlocking the mysteries of how our bodies work, our genomes offer extreme insight. Though it was once considered closer to science fiction than science, the field of genomics is leading the charge of precision medicine, offering a customizable and tailored approach to healthcare that has relevancy in prescribing.    One of the top priorities for healthcare providers is ensuring […]

7 e-Prescribe Clinical Support Tools that Add Value to EHRs

Digital technology is radically transforming the healthcare sector, especially because it’s a data-rich industry. Care provision is also highly dependent on how seamlessly patient information flows between healthcare providers, which is why EHRs have become an essential tool in clinical decision support and patient care. They ensure patient data is available wherever and whenever it’s needed.   This […]

What to Expect from a DEA Audit

Over the past two decades, the opioid epidemic has been one of the most serious issues plaguing the US healthcare system—with nearly 500,000 people succumbing from an overdose. While the number of opioid deaths varies every other year, the whole picture borders nothing short of a catastrophe.  In response to this crisis, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) approved […]

Supporting Chronic Pain Patients with Electronic Prescriptions

More than 50 million American adults suffer from chronic pain. It’s one of the main reasons why they seek medical care. For patients struggling with pain management, however, filling prescriptions, doctors visits, and debates with insurance companies can be a major hindrance. Further, at times, treating these patients with regulated, addictive medications may be the best […]

The Role of Electronic Prescriptions in Halting Opioid Fraud

The opioid epidemic is one of the largest challenges faced by the US healthcare system today. While such a large-scale and intricate issue has no simple solution, there are simple steps healthcare providers and organizations can take to mitigate the risk of opioid abuse. One of the best tools we have to combat this crisis is e-prescribe, and the […]

Achieving Meaningful Use with e-Prescribing

A recent study revealed that more than 131 million people, or 66 percent of the adult U.S. population, use prescription drugs. The number of people using at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days is 48.6 percent, while those using three or more prescription drugs are 24 percent. The rise in patients who depend on prescription drugs has […]

How Electronic Prescriptions Prevent Doctor Shopping

Doctor shopping is a practice of visiting multiple doctors/physicians to obtain medication for the same prescription. In 2008 alone, one out of every 143 patients in the US received multiple opioid prescriptions by deceiving physicians into believing that he was getting the drug for legitimate needs, not disclosing the fact that they are also filling […]

Prior Authorization Best Practices

Prior authorization is also referred to as prior approval, precertification, or preauthorization. This is a health plan cost-control process that necessitates certain medications, procedures, and tests prescribed by healthcare physicians to be evaluated before authorization. This plan is utilized by health insurance agencies to ensure patients receive only necessary medical care.  Today, health insurers use it to […]