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New York EPCS Certified E-Prescribing Software

ERX / EPCS Mandates / New York

New York EPCS-Certified E-Prescribing Software

Deadline: 03/27/16
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Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) in New York

On March 27th, 2016, New York became one of the first states to mandate Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) in the United States of America. The legislation requires prescribers in New York State to use electronic methods when prescribing all Schedule II-V Controlled and Non-Controlled medications. In short, prescriptions can no longer be handwritten or called into the pharmacy, except in very limited circumstances.

Originally, amendments to NYRR, Title 10, Part 80 were adopted in 2013, authorizing practitioners in New York State to issue electronic prescriptions and pharmacies to dispense them. New York Education Law Article 137 §6810 required compliance within three years of the Department of Health’s regulations.

What is EPCS?

In 2010, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Interim Final Rule regarding the Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) became effective. The ruling provided practitioners with the option to electronically prescribe controlled substances but left enforcement up to individual states. In 2018, the federal government introduced the H.R. 3528, Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act for Medicare Part D.

Certified electronic prescribing (eRx) software like RXNT helps U.S. practitioners comply with both state and federal regulations.

Waivers & Penalties in NY

New York has the second-highest number of providers enrolled in EPCS, with almost 85% enabled as of January 2022. However, there are a number of exceptions based on economic hardship or technological limitations, for practitioners who issue less than 25 prescriptions per year, and those providers in nursing homes or home care.

Noncompliance “will be subject to a full range of disciplinary actions, including both civil and criminal penalties and fines,” according to the NY State Health Department.

Top E-Prescribing Features

Certified eRx

ONC-HIT certified, HIPAA compliant, DEA-certified, and Surescripts-certified.

EPCS Compliant

Prescribe all Schedule II-V controlled substance medications to pharmacies.

PMP Integration

Access state PDMP's via Bamboo Health from our eRx, EHR, and Full Suite software.

Rx History

Determine compliance, improve adherence, and reduce adverse drug interactions.

Lab Connection

Ongoing connection to all U.S. retail and mail pharmacies, nationwide.

Free Mobile App

Prescribe 24/7 from anywhere with a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Unlimited Users

Non-prescribing back-office staff don't need a license to use our eRx software.

ePAs

Electronic Prior Authorization eliminates time-consuming paper forms, faxes, and calls.

Interactions

Improve safety with drug-drug, drug-allergy and drug-diagnosis interaction checks.

Reporting

Improve your business with customizable and actionable reports.

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RXNT is very user-friendly. Easy to customize and you know right away that your prescription was sent electronically to the pharmacy.

Denise
VITAS Healthcare

I have tried three eRx software programs and RXNT is by far the best. I use it at work, at home, and on my iPad, and it is extremely easy.

Richard
Good Samaritan Hospital

RXNT very much wants your feedback. I see things have changed and I know it's from customer feedback.

Janet
University Family Medicine Center

E-Prescribing is quick and easy. Great reports to keep your office on top of Meaningful Use. By far the best EHR company out there.

Kari
Family Practice Walk-In Clinic
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What is a PDMP/PMP?

PDMPs and PMPs are state-run electronic databases that collect data from pharmacies on the medications dispensed to patients. Every U.S. state now has some form of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in place.

Clinical prescribers must report each time a patient fills a prescription for a controlled medication. Like EPCS legislation, PDMPs exist to track the use and prevent misuse of controlled substances, and provide accountability, transparency, and history.

Get direct access to PDMPs via Bamboo Health, with features build directly into our eRx and EHR software.

New York's I-Stop PMP

New York's PMP program went into effect on August 27th, 2013. Most prescribers in the state are required to consult the PMP database when writing prescriptions and must report new Schedule II-IV controlled substance prescriptions within 72 hours. The database includes all controlled substances that were dispensed in New York and reported by the pharmacy in the past year, helping prescribers make better care decisions.

To check whether RXNT is already directly integrated with your state's database and whether your state provides funding to cover the cost of the integration, click here.

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