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New Requirements for the Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances go into effect on January 1, 2020

11/04/2019

4 of 10 prescribers at risk for missing the 2020 EPCS mandate.

According to the latest Surescripts data, roughly 4 out of 10 prescribers in Arizona are at risk for missing the January 1, 2020 deadline to meet the new electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) state requirements mandated by HB 2075. As of August 2019, approximately 61% of prescribers in Arizona are on track – 39% are not.

For those who have yet to meet the requirements, Health Current’s 2019 EPCS Click for Control campaign is here to help.

Developed in partnership with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, the 2019 EPCS Click for Control campaign offers a wealth of online resources to help meet the requirements.

In addition to the online materials, the popular 2019 EPCS Click for Control Campaign webinar series is available for two remaining dates before the 2020 deadline. Previous webinars were recorded and are available on the Health Current website for viewing. Click on the webinar titles to register:

CSPMP: Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Written & Electronically Transmitted Prescription Requirements
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For more information visit the 2019 EPCS Click for Control online resources. For other EPCS questions, contact Health Current at erx@healthcurrent.org or (602) 688-7200.