Complying with the New York State e-Prescribing Mandate

 

New York State E-Prescribing Mandate

How can RxNT Assist Your Practice in Complying with the New York State e-Prescribing Mandate?

RxNT can help your practice comply with the New York State e-Prescribing Mandate. Thousands of your New York colleagues are already using our e-Prescribing solution successfully. RxNT|eRx is Surescripts Gold Rx™ Certified as well as EPCS Certified allowing you to electronically prescribe controlled substances.  RxNT is committed to making your enrollment process as pain-free as possible. We provide personalized training and excellent support.

Our e-Prescribing solution is available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. To access RxNT on your smartphone, simply download our App from the App store (iOS) or Google Play store (Android). RxNT|eRx offers you real-time patient information at the point of care and is fully integrated with our EHR, scheduling and billing solutions. Our full suite of products provides you with a comprehensive reporting module.

   

 


What Are New York State Practitioners Saying?

Thank you so much for all of your personal attention to my enrollment into the RxNT system.  The combination of a powerful, easy to use, well-oiled system and the torrent of personal attention to physician orientation and set-up makes RxNT highly recommendable to my associates.  It seems that you have neutralized the complexity of the New York State maze of specifications and requirements.   This whole process has been very easy and pleasant for me, thanks, in a big way, to your personal diligence and teaching ability.
Kevin V. Sanborn, MD | New York – Anesthesiologist

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

New York State ePrescribing Mandate Origin
In 2012, the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, “I-STOP”, was enacted in New York to fight against prescription drug abuse. This legislation directly impacts practitioners in two main ways. First, all New York providers must prescribe and send all legend drugs and controlled substances electronically as of March 27, 2016 (E-Prescribing). Second, all New York providers must query the state Prescription Monitoring Program(PMP) before prescribing controlled substances.

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HOW CAN YOU COMPLY?

Be compliant for the Mandate Before March 27th
As a leader in e-prescribing, RxNT has prepared a simple set of step-by-step instructions to assist you and your practice in complying with New York’s e-Prescribing Mandate.

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Frequently Asked Questions about New York’s ePrescribe Mandate

Q: What is I-STOP?

The I-STOP Act, enacted in New York in 2012, is the first piece of statewide legislation enacted in order to help combat the rising rates of prescription drug abuse.

Q: I only write a handful of prescriptions each month, does the NYS mandate really apply to me?

Yes. The New York State ePrescribing Mandate took effect on March 27th, 2016, requiring all practitioners (excluding only veterinarians) to send all prescriptions electronically. There are limited exceptions to this mandate, which you should research if you think they may be applicable to your practice.

Q: I’m not good on a computer. Will it be hard for me to learn and use your E-Prescribing solution?

 No. Providers currently using RxNT find our solution easy-to-use and intuitive. In addition, we provide excellent training and follow up support to make sure you are getting the best use of our solution.

Q: Can I E-Prescribe on my mobile device?

Yes. If you have access to the internet, you can access our solution. RxNT is available on desktop, tablet, and smartphone devices. RxNT|eRx is available for iOS and Android devices on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Q: How do I get started E-Prescribing?

RxNT is ready to help you start E-Prescribing. Contact RxNT’s Sales Team by phone at 800-943-7968 or by email at Sales@rxnt.com to get started today.

Q: The ID proofing and credentialing process required for me to prescribe controlled substances electronically (EPCS) is confusing. How does this process work if I use your solution?

Within our solution, Providers can complete ID proofing through our partner, Experian. The process is very easy. All you need to do is provide personal information and answer a few questions to authenticate your identity. After you’ve authenticated your identity, we will issue you your token to prescribe controlled substances. We provide you two options for the token through our partner, SafeNet:  a one-time password device (i.e., a small key fob) or a cryptographic key downloadable to a mobile device. You will use this token to produce a one-time password needed to meet DEA requirements when prescribing a controlled substance.

Q: I have my staff queue up prescriptions for me. Can they queue up prescriptions of controlled substances?

Yes. Staff within a practice are able to edit and queue up prescriptions. However, only a provider can send prescriptions.

Q: What is the state prescription monitoring program (PMP)?

All medical providers must query the state prescription monitoring program (PMP) and review a patient’s recent medication history prior to writing any prescriptions for Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances. This will give providers real-time information regarding a patient’s medication history, helping to detect potential drug shoppers and prescription drug abusers

For more answers to frequently asked questions about EPCS and the PMP Registry visit the following:
EPCS Facts PMP Registry Facts

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