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Opioid Management and Electronic Prior Authorization Among Key State and Federal Legislative Initiatives

By Keith Fisher, R.Ph. Co-lead of the Regulatory Resource Center It’s been a busy legislative spring in the world of electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) at both the federal and state levels. …

New POCP Report Examines How States are Addressing Opioid Prescribing, A Root Cause of the Epidemic

By Tony Schueth A first-of-its kind report that details how states are fighting the opioid crisis at the prescription level has been developed by Point of Care Partners (POCP). Unlike …

There’s No Stopping I-STOP

By Tony Schueth As the Point-of-Care Partners (POCP) team travels the country for conferences and client engagements, we often get asked about New York’s I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing …

Massachusetts’ New Law to Combat Opioid Deaths Could Affect EHR and Pharmacy Systems

By Connie Sinclair, Director, Regulatory Resource Center Massachusetts recently enacted comprehensive legislation to help combat opioid abuse deaths, which have reached crisis proportions in the Bay State and around the …

I-STOP? Maybe not.

 By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant When passed in 2013, NY’s I-STOP legislation was touted as a bellwether for patient safety, EHR adoption and interoperability. The law requires prescribers, effective August, …

I-STOP Legislation “Hall Pass” Given to New York Health Care Community

By Poojah Babbrah, Practice Lead, PBM Services Providers, pharmacies and technology vendors in the state of New York are breathing a collective sigh of relief.  This afternoon, Governor Cuomo signed …

ePrescribing Requires Continued Industry Focus; More AzHeC-Like Initiatives Needed

By Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner ePrescribing has become an integral component of healthcare delivery and the preferred method of prescribing non-controlled medications.  Last year,  58% of eligible non-controlled prescription …

Stopping Physician Overprescribing

By Maria Friedman, Senior Consultant The war on drug abuse is taking a turn with the growing spotlight on physician overprescribing. More fuel has been thrown on the fire with new …