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Mandatory Reporting to theFlorida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program begins September 1!

Posted about 8 years ago by Regina Pommer

We would like to remind everyone that Mandatory reporting to E-FORCSE, Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program began Thursday, September 1, 2011.  On September 1, 2011, any health care practitioner who has dispensed a Schedule II-IV controlled substance, as defined in section 893.03, F.S. (i.e., OxyContin®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Klonopin®, Xanax®, and Valium®), is required to report dispensing information to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s database within seven (7) days after dispensing, in accordance with section 893.055, F.S. This includes pharmacies licensed under chapter 465, F.S., and dispensing health care practitioners licensed under chapter 458, 459, 461, 462, or 466, F.S

Please visit http://www.hidinc.com/flpdmp and view the Dispenser’s Implementation Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to register as an Uploader, and how to upload your controlled substance dispensing information. The guide provides information regarding system registration and data collection requirements.

Please note: If you (or your software vendor) are making updates to your software which allow you to report to E-FORCSE through batch reporting, but your system will not be ready to report in this format on September 1, please use the Online Universal Claim Form method until your software updates are completed.  Page 21 of the above-referenced Dispenser's Implementation Guide outlines the step-by-step process for reporting controlled substance dispensing information using this method. For technical assistance, please feel free to contact Florida's PDMP Helpdesk at (877) 719-3120 or email flpdmp-info@hidinc.com.

Our vendor, Health Information Designs, Inc. (HID) has their reporting test site up and running.  If your system is ready to report, and you would like to submit a test file, please contact HID at 1-877-719-3120.

Best Wishes,

Erika L. Marshall l E-FORCSE Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program l Program Operations Administrator l 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-16, Tallahassee, FL 32399 l Phone: 850-245-4797 l Fax: 850-617-6430 l Email: Erika_Marshall@doh.state.fl.us l www.e-forcse.com