What is a PMP/PDMP?
Across the country, states have implemented Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs) or Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) to provide physicians and pharmacies with access to a patient’s controlled substance medication history. State PMPs and PDMPs are designed to assist healthcare providers in combating opioid addiction and abuse.
Get Started with integration
Step 1: Determine your state's integration capability
PMP/PDMP integration is available in most states. To determine if your state is connected, use the link below:
Step 2: Enroll with your state PMP/PDMP
If your state is available for integration, you'll need to be enrolled with your state's PMP/PDMP before you can set up the integration.
Already enrolled? You're ready for Step 3!
Step 3: Determine the funding level for your state
A state’s funding level relates to how the integration connection is paid for. Fully funded states have PMP/PDMP integration with RXNT available completely free of charge for providers.
Below is the current list of fully funded states:
- District of Columbia
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
All other integration-capable states are either partially funded for non-funded.
Step 4: Enroll in integration
On the enrollment site, click the name of your state from the list on the left. Do NOT fill out the form fields on the right.
Follow the on-screen instructions and complete your state's integration request form. Once completed, our third-party integrator, Appriss, will process the request.
Don't see instructions or an integration form? Navigate to the Integration section of your state's website.
On the enrollment site, complete the EHR integration request form on the right side of the screen.
Click Submit to complete the enrollment request. As soon as you have submitted the enrollment request, you will receive an automatic email from our third-party integrator, Appriss, inviting you to an informal meeting. Enrolling in PMP/PDMP integration for a partially funded or non-funded state may include additional costs. Details for this cost will be discussed during the informal meeting.
Step 5: Receive integration credentials
Once your integration registration has been approved, you will receive your integration credentials. You will need to use separate integration credentials for each location with a unique group NPI. Keep in mind that approval and integration registration can take 2-4 weeks.
Integration credentials are different from the credentials providers use to access the PMP/PDMP directly.
Step 6: Link your RXNT account to your integration credentials
Your Practice Administrator can enter your integration credentials in the RXNT Product Dashboard.
Click Utilities and select PMP/PDMP Connectivity.
On the Locations tab, make sure that valid addresses and NPIs are listed for each location that will be integrated with the PMP/PDMP.
Enter the username and password for PMP/PDMP integration for each location. Click Save to complete the location setup.
Separate integration credentials are needed for each unique group NPI.
Step 7: Assign provider roles
On the Providers tab, set the role for each paid provider account by selecting the option in the dropdown. Click Save to update the provider roles.
Each provider needs to have the role that appropriately corresponds to their medical prescription authority. Below are the available Provider Roles:
- Nurse Practitioner
- Psychologist with prescriptive authority
- Optometrist with Prescriptive authority
- Naturopathic Physician with prescriptive authority
- Physician Assistant with prescriptive authority
- Medical Resident with prescriptive authority
- Medical Intern with prescriptive authority
- N/A (not a physician and/or not checking PMP/PDMP)
Use integration to check PMP/PDMP data
Once your integration is complete, all paid provider accounts with an appropriate role will be able to view the PMP/PDMP scores and reports from the Patient Dashboard.
To see the detailed PMP/PDMP report, click Report.
The full report includes the following sections:
- Risk Indicators
- This includes all Narx scores, Overdose score, and additional risk factors for the patient.
- Prescription Graph
- Visualize patient prescriptions by provider over time (up to 2 years). Use the interactive checkboxes for Narcotic, Buprenorphine, Sedative, Stimulant, and Other medications to visualize a specific set of medications.
- Milligram Equivalents
- Equivalents for Morphine, Buprenorphine, and Lorazepam allow you to see the total dosage the patient is taking of narcotics, stimulants, and sedatives, respectfully. Prescriptions the patient is taking in these drug categories are converted the equivalent of the representative medication to visualize the total amount that a patient is taking.
- Prescription Details
- A list of all controlled substance prescriptions for the patient, sorted by date, with the most recent appearing first. Includes fill date, prescription date, medication, quantity, pharmacy, and provider information for each prescription.
- Provider List
- A list of all providers that have prescribed controlled medications for the patient including provider name, address, and phone number.
- Pharmacy List
- A list of all pharmacies that have filled controlled medication prescription for the patient including pharmacy name, address, and phone number.
Want to learn more about these scores?
Here are some helpful links:
These links are also available from the PMP/PDMP report.
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