PDMP stands for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. It’s an electronic database used by healthcare providers and government officials to track, monitor and analyze the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances by pharmacies and health practitioners within a state. This data is then used to help practitioners and dispensaries make more informed prescribing decisions, with the end goal of preventing prescription drug abuse and providing potentially life-saving information. PDMPs work to safeguard public health while simultaneously allowing controlled substances to be used safely for medicinal use.
In order to have access to PDMP, users will have to enroll with both DrFirst and their state program. These enrollment processes vary based on state and/or vendor and, because of this, setup times may be different depending on the state you practice in and/or the vendor you choose. Currently, 49 states have legislation in place to authorize PDMPs. If you’d like to learn more about how PDMP laws and regulations differ from state to state, check out the link below:
At the moment DrFirst works with four vendors for PDMP integration. As new vendors are established, they will be added to the list below:
Appriss (all other available states)
These PDMP vendors require that each practice pay a one-time setup fee of $525. This fee remains the same regardless of the number of doctors working at the practice. Each separate doctor using the PDMP, however, has to pay a usage fee of $60 per year.
Due to the state-specific PDMP regulations and policies, the first step towards enrollment is inquiring about the program specific to your state of practice. If you’re unfamiliar with the process or need further assistance with regards to PDMPs, simply drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.