MEDeRx Provides Compliance for Colorado’s DORA Reporting

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The Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a powerful tool for prescribers and dispensers to help reduce prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion: helping them to make more informed decisions when considering prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance to a patient.

The State of Colorado Board of Pharmacy Rules, Section 23.00.30, states that every drug outlet must ensure that all controlled substance dispensing transactions are reported to the PDMP on a daily basis by no later than the outlet’s next regular business day.

MEDeRx’s software saves you time, effort and expense by electronically submitting the required prescription data to the appropriate Colorado state agency and will do so on your behalf.

Please contact us directly with any questions about automated PDMP reporting or for answers to any questions you may have about adding medication dispensing to your practice https://mederxonline.com/physician-dispensing-services/

 

 

Reduce Schedule II Medication Ordering Errors with MEDeRx

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Controlled Substance Ordering System

Prior to the DEA’s CSOS program, each order for Schedule I-II medications required the preparation of a paper identified as Form 222. For those physicians that dispense these medications, the process of filling out Form 222 is lengthy and cumbersome.

DEA’s CSOS program allows for secure electronic controlled substances orders without the supporting paper DEA Form 222. Using a technology called PKI, CSOS requires that each individual purchaser enroll with DEA to acquire a CSOS digital certificate.

CSOS subscribers achieve the following benefits:
  • Ordering Freedom: CSOS transactions are the only allowance for electronic ordering of Schedule I and II controlled substances, but may also be used for Schedule III-V substances. Additionally, CSOS has no line item limit for a single order.
  • Faster Transactions: CSOS certificates contain the same identification information as DEA Form 222, which allows for timely and accurate validation by the supplier. Faster transactions allow for just-in-time ordering and smaller inventories.
  • Accurate Orders: CSOS reduces the number of ordering errors.
  • Decreased Cost: Order accuracy and decreased paper work result in a lower transaction cost.

MEDeRx partners with medication repackagers that have the ability to accept CSOS orders creating efficiency for dispensing physicians.

For step-by-step instructions of CSOS enrollment and certificate retrieval please download the CSOS Subscriber Manual found here.

Please contact us directly with any questions about CSOS or for answers to any questions you may have about adding medication dispensing to your practice.

ARE YOU A WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC DISPENSING PHENTERMINE?

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COMPLY- COMPLY- COMPLY

In most states, if a physician dispenses controlled medications, they are required to report to the state certain information surrounding the dispense. This data is either provided manually or through electronic reporting. MEDeRx software utilizes the latest technology to electronically submit prescription data to the various state agencies on behalf of our clients.

MEDeRx’s software technology saves your office time and expense when submitting prescription data to state agencies. Please contact us for a free trial so we can demonstrate the complete array of capabilities found in MEDeRx software.

MEDeRx Introduces NEW Safety Check Feature to fight against prescription drug abuse and overdose

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According to a recent Forbes article, “Prescription drug monitoring systems (PDMP’s) were supposed to be a straightforward way to monitor and control overuse, but they aren’t making quite the impact we’d hoped for. Integrating all the appropriate data and keeping it up-to-date is proving difficult.”

As part of the country’s largest clinical dispensing solution we feel we have an opportunity to provide solutions to providers who desire to be a part of the solution to prevent overdose and patients who abuse the system.

Today we are launching an Enhanced Safety Check tool that integrates with our PMPReport.com platform to provide another tool in the fight against addiction. This tool fills a gap in real-time verification that traditional PDMP systems don’t support. At the point of dispensing providers can perform a real-time check to see if the patient has recently been seen at any other clinic or pharmacy within the system. This serves as verification that the patient is disclosing all of the prescriptions they may be receiving.

Currently the check is only performed across the clinics who report controlled dispenses through PMPReport.com, which includes all customers on the MDScripts platform or our branded partner platforms. We are currently working on integrations with additional retail pharmacies and other technology platforms to broaden the scope.

The Enhanced Safety Check system relies on providers making the choice to check and verify each of their patients who are receiving controlled medication dispenses or prescriptions. If every provider can perform the 2 second safety check function the system will be able to provide an additional safety net to stop potential overdoses. This Safety Check function can be performed during the dispense process, or from the Patients menu.

What a Safety Check Does?

A safety check takes three numbers from the patient and searches the database for other providers or entities that have performed the same safety check. Those 3 numbers are the patient’s date of birth, zip code, and just the house number of the patient’s address. (i.e., for address 123 Main St, you would only enter 123) If matching records are found, the system displays which provider or entity did the safety check along with those records. Using the results, the provider can decide whether to prescribe or dispense to the patient.

HIPAA Requirements

Even though the Safety Check process does not require a patient’s name or SSN the system does rely on transmitting PHI and sharing information across the system. Please have patients sign the Patient Consent form as part of your registration process if you do not already have an applicable consent form. The form can be scanned with a copy of the patient’s driver’s license or ID card placed in the upper corner, or just signed if you already have a copy on file.

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Sources: MDScripts.com, healthcareitnews.com, forbes.com

Dispensing Bulk Medications? Good News…

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Bulk Medication Dispensing
Are you dispensing medications in bulk and need software to manage your inventory and reporting? MEDeRx physician dispensing software integrates a robust dispensing platform with automated PDMP reporting and inventory management tools to support your growing needs. Doctors around the country are turning to MEDeRx to automate their dispensing programs and take advantage of the latest technologies to enter the world of in-office medication dispensing.

Bulk Inventory
Does your clinic or practice utilize bulk suppliers to cut down on inventory costs? MEDeRx dispensing software supports both prepacked and bulk inventory dispensing. Dispensing Bulk Medications follows the same basic work flow as dispensing standard (prepackaged) medications. You can even dispense bulk medications in the same order as standard medications. To learn more about Bulk Medication dispensing contact us today to speak with our member service team or schedule a live software demo.

Bulk Suppliers
If it is flexibility you are looking for, look no further. MEDeRx offers integrated medication suppliers for your convenience. Integrated suppliers are those suppliers that MEDeRX currently have a relationship with and work harmoniously with our software for online ordering and inventory needs. But don’t worry, if you are already satisfied with your current medication supplier, MEDeRx software solution works seamlessly with your current inventory supply chain. Urgent Cares, Weight Loss Clinics, Pain, Vitality, Podiatry, Universities and more lean on MEDeRx to meet their specific needs. Every clinic is unique and MEDeRx will ensure you have ALL the tools needed to optimize your dispensing program.

PDMP Reporting
As doctors across the country already know, MEDeRx software automatically reports to states that require PDMP saving you time and worry. Compliance is the name of the game and MEDeRx will ensure you are staying compliant with all of your PDMP reporting needs. If you have questions about PDMP reporting or just want to verify the knowledge you already possess is accurate, please contact us today and learn more.

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Whether you are new to medication dispensing, a savvy veteran or just want to learn more, let MEDeRx guide the way. We would love to hear from you and provide you with industry leading knowledge. For more information on MEDeRx or to get any of your questions answered, please reach out directly at mederxonline.com

MEDeRx Provides Compliance for California CURES Reporting

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Part of your responsibility as a dispensing physician in California is to comply with the CURES program, as mentioned below. MEDeRx’s dispensing software automates the burden of compliance by electronically submitting the CURES data to the appropriate agency.

On January 1, 2009, The California office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement requires that all controlled substance prescription data must be submitted to Atlantic Associates on a weekly basis. This data is either provided manually or through electronic reporting. MEDeRx electronically submits prescription data and will do so on your behalf.

MEDeRx saves you time, effort and expense by not having to double enter the transaction details to the CURES Program 3rd party vendor. For more information regarding the California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) please go to the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement website:  https://oag.ca.gov/cures

Effective on October 2, 2018, the mandate to consult CURES prior to prescribing, ordering, administering or furnishing a Schedule II-IV controlled substance becomes effective in California. Visit www.mbc.ca.gov/CURES for detailed information regarding CURES 2.0.

Please contact us directly with any questions about automated PDMP reporting or for answers to any questions you may have about adding MEDeRx as your medication dispensing Software Company.

10 Year Anniversary – Celebrating a Decade of Partnerships

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MEDeRx is proud to announce that we have reached our ten year anniversary. We take this occasion to let you know how much we appreciate you for being an instrumental part of our Journey.

What began as an idea to provide convenience to patients by allowing them to obtain their medications at the point of care and providing software that enable health care providers to comply with the myriad of laws as they pertain to dispensing, has now continued to take hold and become commonplace in the health care industry.

We are also grateful to our clients and customers who trusted in us to help them provide immaculate services and products. Their demands, challenges and feedbacks have pushed us to go ahead and improve vigorously. Our success story remains incomplete without the support of our clients and customers. Not only have they made us a part of their lives but also helped us reach out to the world. They spread the word faster and in a better way than any of our promotional means could.

We intend to reach an even broader audience over the next ten years and look forward to your input in making MEDeRx the ultimate in-office dispensing company.

Regards,

MEDeRx Team

Free Trial Physician Dispensing

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Sign Up Now! Free Trial with MEDeRx

Curious whether or not dispensing medications to your patients at the point of care is the right fit for your practice?  MEDeRx is now offering a free trial of its medication dispensing platform.

The free trial includes access to our newest version of MEDeRx’s medication dispensing platform and training on how to use and implement our software. The trial is fully functional and offers every feature of the software.

With over 10 years of experience we know exactly how to implement a medication dispensing platform into your current office environment.

Our state of the art program includes:

  • EMR Integration
  • Controlled substance reporting
  • Automated inventory ordering
  • Live billing & collection data

and much more… including the ability to receive e-prescriptions directly from your EMR. For more info on your free trial with MEDeRx please contact us today!

Is Physician Dispensing Right For You?

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In office medication dispensing

TOP 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER

 

  1. Implementation and Execution

Implementation of physician dispensing requires attention to detail before, during and after start-up. A key component is using capable medication dispensing software for ease of use and compliance. MEDeRx software is the leading software in the physician dispensing arena. Please contact us TODAY for a free software trial.

  1. Revenue Center

Physician drug-dispensing can have a positive impact on revenues. The impact depends on the formulary the physician chooses to use for their dispensary. Please contact MEDeRx to provide your typical formulary to determine the cost and benefits of dispensing.

  1. Hidden Cost of Prescription Writing

Physicians are usually unaware to the hidden cost of prescription writing. Phoning, emailing, faxing prescriptions to the pharmacist, call-back for non formulary drugs and mandated prior authorizations for refills are great time wasters. Physician dispensing eliminates this hassle and ensures your patients are getting their medications.

  1. Dispensing Medications Improves Compliance

According to a valued study, dispensing at the point of care improves patient compliance by reducing the no-fill rate and decreasing long-term health costs.

  1. Legal Issues

Most states permit physician dispensing, as long as providers adhere to state and federal regulations. Contact MEDeRx to determine if physician dispensing is available in your state.

 

Physician Dispensing Simplified with Technology

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 Physician Dispensing

The Benefits of Dispensing Technology

A physician’s ability to dispense medications at their office has been simplified by dispensing technology.  Here are a few examples:

Labeling

Each state requires that certain information be on a label of medications. Web-based software, such as MEDeRx, tracks each state’s specific requirements and will not allow your office to print a pharmacy label without the necessary information. Without this dispensing technology, your office would be relegated to contacting your Board of Pharmacy to obtain this information and then manually write this information on a pharmacy label.

Drug Utilization Review (DUR)

Suppose a patient notifies you that he/she has certain allergies, is currently taking medications or has an illness. You want to dispense a medication to your patient but you are unaware if the medication will have a contraindication or effect. MEDeRx features an instant drug to drug, drug to illness and drug to allergy contraindication feature linked to national data bases. Without this, the research and review could take hours.

PDMP Reporting.

PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) is statewide electronic database which collects designated data on substances dispensed in the state. In most states, if a physician dispenses controlled medications, they are required to report to the state certain information surrounding the dispense. Without software such as MEDeRx, a physician would have to manually mail or fax each dispense subject to PDMP reporting. With MEDeRx, this task is automated with no work required by the physician.

Ordering and Inventory of Medications

Manually ordering and maintaining inventory is a huge time and economic drain. MEDeRx has automated ordering features and inventory controls. For example, par levels of medications are set and medications are automatically reordered through the software to your office. An email notification will be sent to you reflecting the date of the order, amount of the order and content of the order. Once again, an email will be sent to you when the medications arrive. Once the medications arrive at your office, the contents will be verified for accuracy and then, with a click of a button, the medication will be automatically uploaded into inventory.

Reports

In a busy medical practice, data must be readily available and at a moments notice. MEDeRx has instant reports that provide a wide array of information such as dispensing activity, inventory, ordered medications, expiring medication, and many more. To obtain this information manually would take an extraordinary amount of time and resources.

Simplify Your Practice with MEDeRx’s Dispensing Technology

Your ability to dispense medications at your office and comply with rules and regulations are now simple as a result of dispensing technology. In the end, your patients will obtain the ultimate convenience of getting their medications at the point of care.

Please contact us for a free trial so we can demonstrate the complete array of capabilities found in the MEDeRx software.