This article outlines how to effectively use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) feature in Dr. First, aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse and fulfilling state requirements.
Understanding PDMP and Its Importance
PDMPs serve as invaluable resources for governmental bodies to combat prescription drug abuse and diversion. They collect, monitor, and analyze electronically transmitted prescribing and dispensing data from pharmacies and healthcare providers. Once your practice has successfully completed the state PDMP registration process and has been enabled for PDMP use in Dr. First, you will be able to access pertinent patient data from your state’s PDMP database.
Certain states mandate PDMP checks through designated platforms only and do not allow third-party applications for this purpose. To find out if Dr. First supports PDMP checking in your specific state, please refer to this website and this resource.
Setting Up Your Account for PDMP Checking
If you're interested in enabling PDMP checking within Dr. First, please contact our support team for more information. You must already be registered with your state to utilize PDMP features in Dr. First, and additional information may be required for setup.
How to Access and View PDMP Data
If your practice is enabled for PDMP, you can view the data within the "Medications" widget in the Dr. First modal. Follow the steps below to access this crucial information:
Step 1: Locate the "View PDMP Data" Button
Navigate to the "Medications" widget and locate the "View PDMP Data" button.
Step 2: View the PDMP Summary Report
Clicking on "View PDMP Data" will display the PDMP Summary Report. To minimize or close the report, click the "Hide PDMP Data" button at the top of the widget. Once closed, the button will revert to the label "View PDMP Data".
By adhering to these steps, you can ensure that your practice is in compliance with state regulations and is contributing effectively to the fight against prescription drug abuse. If you have further questions, our support team is always available to assist you.