Update on e-Prescribing for Non-Controlled and Controlled Substances (EPCS)

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits: 0.05 (0.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-15-108-L04-P and ACPE #: 207-000-15-108-L04-T

E-prescribing has grown to represent 2 out of 3 new prescriptions, and the overall growth in the volume of new prescriptions and refill authorizations suggests that the rate of adoption of e-prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) is likely to accelerate in the near future. Learn the difference between the steps a pharmacy and a prescriber must take to become enabled for EPCS and the possible legal and regulatory changes that might make e-prescribing mandatory.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize current regulations affecting e-prescribing for non-controlled substances and for controlled substances.
  2. Discuss strategies that independent pharmacists can use to encourage local prescribers to adopt EPCS.

Speaker: Ken Whittemore Jr., Senior VP, Professional ∓ Regulatory Affairs, Surescripts, LLC, Arlington, Virginia

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians