Today’s post is courtesy of the Injured Workers Pharmacy.
The following is the timeline for the rollout of the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), which goes live on April 1st, 2013
January 1, 2013: Dispensers begin collecting data about monitored prescription drugs dispensed to patients.
- On January 1st, regulations creating the PDMP became effective and dispensers were required to begin collecting information regarding their dispensing of monitored prescription drugs.
- This information must be submitted to the PDMP beginning April 1, 2013.
March 25, 2013: Dispensers will be able to create “upload accounts” to begin submitting test data to the PDMP database.
- In early March the Implementation Guide was made available to dispensers explaining the data submission requirements. The Implementation Guide is available on the website by clicking on the Dispenser Portal.
- On March 25th, dispensers were able to create their PDMP Upload Account utilizing the instructions provided in the Account Creation section of the Implementation Guide.
- Health Information Designs, LLC (HID) developed and hosts the Wisconsin PDMP database and beginning April 1st, HID will open the link for dispensers to begin submitting test files and required prescription data.
April 1, 2013: Dispensers will be able to begin submitting dispensing data to the PDMP Database. After April 1st, dispensers will need to:
- Submit information regarding controlled substances dispensed in Schedules II, III, IV or V by state and federal law that require a prescription in order to be dispensed and Tramadol.
- Submit within 7 days of dispensing a monitored prescription drug.
April 29, 2013: Dispensers must be fully compliant with the PDMP data submission requirements.
- Dispensers will also have until April 29th to submit the retroactive data collected between January 1st and March 31, 2013.
June 1, 2103: Healthcare professionals and other authorized people will be able to create accounts to obtain PDMP data.
The purpose of the PDMP is to improve patient care and safety and to reduce the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs in Wisconsin. Beginning June 1st, prescribers and pharmacists will have secure, 24/7 access to the PDMP database to review patient prescription histories.
Injured Workers Pharmacy is a pharmacy service that helps people injured in accidents return to a productive life by collaborating with the legal, medical, and insurance communities.