Managing Compliance

Prescription drug overdose is the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. Beyond these tragic deaths, prescription drug abuse causes many more emergency room visits and billions of dollars in medical expenses. Every incident represents a problem and a potential liability.

Identifying risks early helps manage risks associated with overdose and abuse. Armed with better information in a useful form, physicians can help identify abusers and direct them to treatment earlier in the process.

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PastRx does more.

We automatically check every patient. This means you have confidence that every needed check required by your state happens, and that your practice is going above and beyond to assess patient risks.

Our analytics help you see patterns within your patient population as well as anticipating your state or payer’s unsolicited reports. For organizations that self-insure, this insight gives you additional protection through earlier identification of problems.

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Emergency Physicians must balance under-treatment of pain with concerns about drug diversion and doctor shopping. Use of a state PDMP may help identify patients who are at high risk for prescription opioid diversion or doctor shopping… To quantify the effects of PDMPs, studies were conducted of ED providers who cared for adult patients with pain. Of the patients with complete data in one study, information from the state’s PDMP System altered prescribing practice in 41%. Knowledge of the information provided had an important impact.

ACEP - Annals of Emergency Medicine – 525

Attention to patterns of prescription requests and the prescribing of opioids as part of an ongoing relationship between a patient and a healthcare provider can decrease the risk of diversion. Periodic review of state PDMP, where available, is also a useful tool to monitor compliance. Evaluation should initially include…a drug history… Documentation is essential.

February 2013 American Academy of Pain Medicine
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