What is EPCS?

EPCS is the electronic prescription of controlled substance. Any prescription drug that has the potential for abuse or dependence is a controlled substance. US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) legalized the use of Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) to help deter the rising prescription drug abuse problem. Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances is meant to eliminate paper prescriptions and allow clinical prescribers to write prescriptions electronically for controlled substances, making these prescriptions digitalized and trackable for the prescriber and the pharmacy.

PracticeSuite has Integrated Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) through NewCrop/SureScripts. Exostar is our identity-proofing solution.

PracticeSuite EHR system permits e-prescribing through NewCrop/SureScripts so that you can continue to offer appropriate, high-quality care while remaining compliant with state, federal, and private mandates. It’s a one-hour, one-time set-up. The e-Rx active providers who are controlled substance-eligible prescribers will have to use the feature to comply with the mandates. DEA # is mandatory for the setup. Also, there are additional charges apart from the existing e-prescription charges. Mandates differ from state to state. You can check your state rules to avoid penalties and contact our sales team for pricing details.

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