DrFirst Helps You Comply with EPCS Mandates
DrFirst has been at the forefront of electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) since it sent the nation’s first electronic prescription of a controlled substance. As EPCS became legalized nationally, many states are considering mandating the use of EPCS for all controlled substances.
In addition, to handle the opioid epidemic, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are operated and mandated at the state level to ensure prescribers have the information they need to identify patients who are addicted, or at risk of becoming addicted, to these dangerous drugs.
Federal EPCS Requirement
As of January 1, 2021, the SUPPORT Act requires all controlled substance prescriptions under Medicare’s Part D drug plan to be transmitted electronically. While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering a delay to this mandate, providers should take steps now to comply with the new requirement.
State EPCS Requirements
Our interactive map is a useful tool for learning the EPCS and PDMP information in your state. Click on a state for more information.