E-Prescribing in ChartMaker® Clinical
E-prescribing (e-Rx) in ChartMaker® Medical Suite provides you with an efficient way to send e-prescriptions directly to your patient’s pharmacy. In addition, you also have the ability to prescribe controlled substances (EPCS) and send requests for electronic prior authorizations (ePA)
If you’re an existing client and would like this service, get started by choosing one of the options below:
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Diversion Control, EPCS stands for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances.The DEA’s rule allows all practitioners the ability to write electronic prescriptions for controlled substances . In addition, it will also permit pharmacies to receive, dispense, and archive these electronic prescriptions. The rule was published in the Federal Register Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and became effective on June 1, 2010. As of 2015, EPCS is legal in 49 states. The ultimate goals of EPCS according to Surescripts include reducing fraud and abuse, securing electronic record, and improving safety and patient care.
Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) is the process of sending a request to prescribe a medication flagged as requiring approval to the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) via the computer. Prior Authorization is typically required on medications that may have dangerous side effects, may be harmful when combined with other medications, are often abused and/or have a less-expensive alternative.
The Traditional Prior Authorization process is complex and time-consuming. Many steps are taken between the time the initial prescription is written, the processing at the pharmacy and when the patient finally receives their prescription.
Performing this process electronically means that an approval can typically come back prior to the patient leaving your office since time-consuming phone calls or faxes, which greatly slow down the process, have been eliminated.
Additional benefits include: