EPCS Mandates: The Ultimate Guide to Upcoming 2020 Deadlines

The ultimate guide to EPCS mandates

The 2020 deadlines are fast approaching!

What is EPCS?

More than half of states in the U.S. have Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) mandates that have either taken effect or are approaching quickly. It can take time to do what’s needed to comply with the EPCS mandates—beginning the process now helps you stay ahead of the deadlines.

Using an electronic prescription tool is more than an efficient way to write prescriptions, and it’s also an important weapon in the fight to prevent drug overdoses. In fact, e-prescribing is part of the federal “Every Prescription Conveyed Securely” EPCS mandate that takes effect in 2021.

Deadline: January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, Arizona, Iowa, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island will require EPCS. This is part of an ongoing trend across the U.S., including the federal EPCS mandate that takes effect in 2021. To see the requirements and exceptions for each state, check out the tailored pages below.

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Arizona

Learn about the mandate, view exceptions, and register with Arizona's PDMP.
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Iowa

Learn more about the IA mandate, view exceptions, and register with Iowa's PDMP.
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Massachusetts 

Find out more about the MA mandate, and register with Massachusetts' PDMP.
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North Carolina

Learn about the mandate, view exceptions, and register with North Carolina's PDMP.
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Oklahoma

Get info on the mandate, view exceptions, and register with Oklahoma's PDMP.
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Rhode Island

Learn about the Rhode Island mandate, view exceptions, and register with RI's PDMP.
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Deadline: October 24, 2019

Act now! Effective October 24, Pennsylvania requires an EPCS certification. To see the requirements and exceptions for PA, check out the tailored page below.

It's not too late! Sign up for a demo of our EPCS-certified Electronic Prescribing product today!

Pennsylvania

Learn about the mandate, view exceptions, and register with Pennsylvania's PDMP.
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How can RXNT help you?

Since paper prescriptions are becoming easier and easier to forge, the evolution of e-prescribing can completely eliminate paper prescriptions.

RXNT's Electronic Prescribing satisfies the EPCS requirement deadlines, and helps combat the opioid crisis in states where controlled substances continue to be an issue. Improve safety and quality of care with automatic drug and allergy interaction checks, and get real-time medication history to determine compliance and improve adherence.

Check out the quick guide and get started today with Four Steps to Comply with the mandate!

An award-winning, certified system you can trust

Our Electronic Prescribing solution is certified by the DEA to support Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances.

Five-time Surescripts award-winning and certified application, as well as ONC-ACB certified.

Meets or exceeds all HIPAA requirements.

Integration with RXNT's EHR and PM solutions

Electronic Health Records

Built-in flexibility lets you use our E-Prescribing solution on it's own, or seamlessly integrated with RXNT's Electronic Health Records system.

Practice Management

To streamline administrative tasks like billing and scheduling, consider our Practice Management system for physicians and office staff. Our PM system can help you bill more accurately, get reimbursed faster, and enhance communication with patients.

Ready to get started?

Since 1999, we've offered innovative, feature-rich software for the healthcare industry. Our integrated, EPCS-certified system finds use in healthcare organizations of all sizes, from small family clinics to large, multi-specialty hospitals.

We offer flexible pricing options, including monthly and yearly subscriptions to make our tools accessible to almost any practice. Plus, keep your entire team connected with unlimited licenses at no cost for non-prescribing staff.

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