Effective December 29, 2017: Ohio’s New Prescribing Laws


Abigail Meehan
January 5th, 2018

As of December 29, 2017, the State of Ohio implemented the second-stage of its new prescription requirement regulations. The first requirement began in August 2017, and the last stage will begin in June 2018 is for all prescribed controlled substances.

According to TakeChargeOhio.com, for all opioid and non-controlled medications, prescribers are required to indicate the 1) days’ supply and 2) include the diagnosis code on prescriptions. This means that on every prescription sent to the pharmacy, the first four characters of the ICD-10 diagnosis code must be present on the script as well as the intended supply.

Although these changes have started with non-controlled medications, prescribers need to be aware that this will be a requirement for all controlled substances effective in June 2018. To learn more about the effective dates for Ohio, click here

RxNT’s e-prescriber (RxNT|eRx) has helped thousands of providers meet state mandates and we want to help Ohio providers with the transition. RxNT|eRx requires a day(s) supply description when writing a prescription and prompts providers to select the diagnosis code associated with the script/patient. The information then populates within the prescription preview for the provider to review before sending to the pharmacy. To avoid sending errored scripts to the pharmacy, reach out to RxNT today! Call us at 800-943-7968 option 3, email us at Sales@RxNT.com, or click on the “Learn More” link below.

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