What is EPCS?

What is EPCS?

Fight substance abuse with Electronic Prescribing
of Controlled Substances

EPCS helps to saves lives

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that opioid-related deaths fell by 4% from 2017 to 2018. While that’s good news, more than 67,000 lost their lives to opioid overdoses in 2018, the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. And 70% of those deaths were due to prescription or illicit opioids.* One of the most effective ways to combat opioid abuse is Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS). Eliminating paper prescriptions helps reduce prescription fraud, forgery, and “doctor shopping” for controlled substances. Also, electronic prescriptions are more easily tracked and monitored by physicians.

A majority of U.S. states have implemented laws requiring EPCS or have laws taking effect in the next several years. In addition, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act of 2018  requires e-prescribing for controlled substances for Medicare patients. The Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) legislation took effect on January 1, 2022. On January 1, 2023, EPCS will be enforced for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans. Learn more from the ultimate guide to EPCS mandates.


Which states require EPCS?

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What is a PDMP?

Nearly all states have an electronic database known as a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP or PMP). A PDMP tracks prescribed controlled substances. Their purpose is to reduce the misuse of controlled substances.

Many states require practitioners to check their state’s PDMP when prescribing controlled substances. See if this is required in your state and how our eRx connects you directly to your state’s PDMP.

Workflow efficiency

RXNT’s affordable electronic prescribing solution is EPCS-certified and has built-in features that make prescribing easier and safer.

Mobile App

Free mobile app (iOS and Android) lets you prescribe 24/7 from anywhere.

Unlimited Users

No license fee for non-prescribing staff.

Certified Solution

Surescripts and DEA-certified for peace of mind.

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

Allows you to easily comply with EPCS for class II-V medications.

Patient-specific Formularies

Determine the most clinically appropriate and cost-effective medications.

Electronic Prior Authorizations (ePA)

Eliminates time-consuming paper forms, faxes, and phone calls.

Real-time Medication History

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

Drug and Allergy Interaction Checks

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

Comprehensive Reporting

Manage your business with customizable and actionable reports.

See eRx in action

Check out all of RXNT’s e-prescribing capabilities with a quick, no obligation demo.

Used in healthcare organizations of all sizes, from small family clinics to large, multi-specialty practices—we offer flexible pricing options to make our tools accessible to almost any practice. Every product is backed by 24/7 cloud-based access, premium in-house support, and regular system upgrades.


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