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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Although relieving pain and reducing suffering are primary emergency physician responsibilities, there is a concurrent duty to limit the personal and societal harm that can result from prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Pain Management / Clinical PolicyACEP Annals of Emergency Medicine 525, October 2012

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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