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Electronic Rx Basic vs Comprehensive Features

Below is a short description of the difference between the basic and comprehensive versions of Electronic Prescriptions.

  Comprehensive Drug List Indexed Healthplans & Pharmacies Drug Interaction Checks Formulary Checking Patient Leaflets & Herbals Drug Monographs Identity Proofing required Controlled Substances (EPCS)
Basic x x         x x (extra fees)
Comprehensive x x x x x x x x (extra fees)

Comprehensive Drug List: Database of drugs.

Indexed Healthplans and Pharmacies: Lists of insurance carriers and pharmacies in your area.

Drug Interaction Checks: Automated drug-allergy and drug-drug interaction checks when prescribing medications.

Formulary Checking: Assign formularies for specific health care plans to patients, then automatically check formularies when prescribing medications.

Patient Leaflets: Educational materials that can be printed.  Look for the Patient Education Leaflet link when you print or transmit a prescription. You can also view leaflet information in drug search results or medication details (click the magnifying glass icon next to a medication).  A record of leaflet selection is tracked in Rx Detail.

Herbals: Herbals can be prescribed in eRx - Comprehensive. Interactions will not be characterized as to severity due to lack of standardized content and dosage.

Drug Monographs: First Data Bank comprehensive monograph.

Identity Proofing Required: Identity proofing and credentialing with Verizon UIS is required for all providers who wish to electronically transmit prescriptions. There is a one-time fee per provider.

Controlled Substances (EPCS): To electronically prescribe controlled substances, the DEA requires additional identity proofing and two-factor verification. There is an additional annual fee for the EPCS License.

 

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