Plan now to begin electronically prescribing all medications Oct. 1, or risk being delayed

By Oct. 1, Michigan doctors will be required by state law to electronically prescribe ALL medications. Before you tell yourself, “there’s plenty of time,” please learn about the dangers of delaying from the experiences of other states with new e-prescribe laws.
The biggest delaying factor is linked to prescribing controlled substances. There are additional steps required with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and the state board of dentistry to get each practitioner registered to electronically prescribe Schedule II-V drugs. If you delay as late as the end of August or September, the process could take even longer. Doctors in states across the country who had similar laws take effect earlier this year found themselves deadlocked in a backlog with other providers who also waited until the last minute.
The biggest benefit to moving forward now is that e-prescribing reduces steps in your clinical workflow, speeding up the entire process. e-prescribe from your computer or other devices, whether you’re at your practice, home or elsewhere. And, eliminate extra work with single-click access to the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) for quick controlled substance history checks.
Don’t delay in getting set up to e-prescribe now. Subscribe by July 31 and receive one month of iCoreRx free. MDA members receive 43% off their iCoreRx subscription.
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