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Illinois and the Opioid Crisis – How EPCS Can Help

Illinois, like many other states, has been impacted by the rise of opioid misuse. Stopping the current opioid crisis will take sustained effort, and EPCS is a great step. Read on to learn more about EPCS and upcoming mandates.

EPCS Measures to Curb the Opioid Crisis

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In addition to the toll it’s taken on many lives, an estimated more than $500 billion loss results from the opioid crisis annually, putting a massive strain on the healthcare system. This post looks at ways EPCS is giving clinicians and pharmacists a tool to combat the opioid crisis.

Regulatory Compliance Quiz: Are You Ready?

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With ever-changing regulations, getting a grasp on regulatory compliance for e-prescribing can be challenging. To make it easier to understand, we’ve compiled a short compliance quiz.

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 […]

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 […]

The Role of Electronic Prescriptions in Halting Opioid Fraud

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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 […]