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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 […]

Electronic Prescribing Regulations and the Burdens Relieved by Certified Software

There were over 70,000 deaths caused by drug overdose in 2017— this is according to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Among that number, two-thirds comprised prescription and illicit opioids. The lack of accountability or audit trail and sometimes simple errors can play a role in these fatalities.   The ongoing opioid epidemic and other patient safety and accessibility concerns have led to […]

Which States Require EPCS?

Every year, prescription errors, drug reactions, and dosage miscalculations send 1.3 million Americans to the emergency room. In an effort to curb these dangerous prescription mistakes, the DEA released Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) proposal. Today, EPCS is part of the SUPPORT Act — a 2018 law targeting opioid abuse — which is set […]

All You Need to Know About EPCS Certification

Electronic prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) involves transmitting an electronic prescription for a controlled substance from the prescriber to the pharmacy. In 2010, when the DEA lifted the restrictions concerning e-prescribe for controlled substances, electronic prescriptions reached a new level of convenience and safety. The decision didn’t just reduce the amount of paperwork but also […]

2021 Support Act Changes That Will Affect e-Prescribing

2021 Support Act Changes That Will Affect e-Prescribing Staying up-to-date on prescribing regulations and keeping compliant can be an arduous task. The team at NewCrop is here to help. Let’s break down the 2021 changes to the Support Act that will affect e-prescribing and your role as an EHR vendor. In April of 2018, Congress […]