New York State Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective Date Extended to March 27, 2016
Option as: Standalone, with Medisoft Clinical or Lytec MD
Requirements for EPCS
EPCS stands for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances.
Our e-prescribing vendor is DxWeb
They involve processes known as Identity Proofing and Two-Factor Authentication.
Enrollment process requires that a provider provide proof of his/her identity and also that a second provider verify the identity of the first provider (rules are different for solo providers vs group providers).
Identity Proofing involves a third party verifying your identity either in-person or virtually in our case.
Two-Factor Authentication involves two modes of verification at the transaction level. For instance, when you try to electronically transmit a scheduled drug, you will first be prompted to type in a username and password and will then be asked to input a passcode, that expires within a short timeframe, generated and sent to your device or hard token This passcode is the second part of Two-Factor Authentication
Identity Proofing process has to be completed by the provider
Once a provider is verified and eligible for EPCS, he/she can no longer fax rx for controlled substances.
The provider must go to the Norton/Symantec EPCS (Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances) site and purchase an annual license for EPCS.
Annual Subscription via Symantec for ID Proofing is $57.00 per provider. Optional token device available for $30.00.
You are not able to request a token and e-prescribe from the same device.
Providers must have a mobile phone to receive texts of security codes OR a home phone to receive an automated security code.
You must use a personal email address to receive confirmation emails.
Enrollment process takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
McKesson Practice Choice e-Prescribe Enrollment
McKesson Practice Choice E-Prescribe is available for Medisoft and Lytec (it uses up a license).
Onetime enrollment fee of $295 (one provider)
$40 per month per provider
One year contract required
Enrollment process takes approximately 5 business days