TheraNest is excited to offer customers the convenience of e-Prescribe! e-Prescribe gives you tools to simplify every prescription workflow that will save you time and cut costs!
How much does it cost?
There are two different subscription levels to choose from.
- EPCS - Electronic prescribing of controlled substances
$65 per staff/month and a one time non-refundable setup fee.*
- PDMP - Prescription drug monitoring programs
$85 per staff/month and a one time non-refundable setup fee. *
For information on pricing and setup fees reach out to Sales@theranest.com
*fees are for each user not necessarily provider accessing the tool.
- What is involved in the Subscription or Registration Process?
Great question! There is a detailed article that will help you visualize the process, but in short: To begin, you will need to subscribe the Provider to e-Prescribe in TheraNest. This kicks off the registration process. From there, TheraNest and Dr. First will work together to get you all the information you need (hard tokens, invite emails, etc.). You will then complete the Identity Proofing Process (IDP) and Logical Access Control (LAC) with a Practice Administrator. Once all of this is complete, TheraNest will turn on e-Prescribe for the Provider. You are not charged for e-Prescribe until this last step, when TheraNest turns it on for you.
- What exactly is Identity Proofing?
Dr. First partners with Experian to complete the Identity Proofing (IDP). Experian uses a combination of demographic information (name, email, address, etc.) and a few financial history questions to verify your identity. After your identity has been verified you will setup your Passphrase and bind (setup) your token. If you fail IDP you must start the process again starting with the demographic information.
IMPORTANT: TheraNest and Dr. First DO NOT store any information entered with Experian to verify your identity.
- What is Logical Access Control (LAC)?
This is the last (very important) step in the e-Prescribe Setup Process. To complete, the Provider AND the Practice Administrator will need to be physically together. In short, the Practice Administrator will switch the Provider from Inactive to Active, the Provider will then enter their NPI, PassPhrase and OTP.
- How long does it take to complete the registration for EPCS?
Each step does take time. In general though, the registration process is largely dependent on two things. One, how quickly you respond when you are sent Next Step emails (Registration, Identity Proofing, etc.) Two, it depends on the the post office to deliver your hard token.
**Typically you should expect the setup to take approximately four weeks.
- What is a Token used for?
Tokens are used to increase security when subscribing controlled substances electronically. Tokens provide a OTP (one-time-password valid for 30 seconds) and are one factor in the two-factor authentication process. When submitting a controlled substance prescription, the Provider will be asked for:
**Your Passphrase (one factor).
**As well as your OTP (or one-time-password) from their token (second factor).
Dr. First will send you a hard token (through the mail), we also recommend having a second token (through an app on your phone).
IMPORTANT: If you lose your token, you will need to start the registration all over to get a new token.
- What if I already have a Dr. First Account?
If you are using Dr. First already with another program, you will still need to setup a separate account with TheraNest. We cannot merge the two accounts.
- Category Search: Using therapeutic categories to find the drug you wish to prescribe.
- Co-pay: The flat rate or dollar amount the patient will pay for his or her prescription.
- Coinsurance: The percentage the patient will pay for his or her prescription.
- Electronic prescription: A prescription sent directly from the provider to a pharmacy through SureScripts.
- Prescription Benefit: This determines whether the patient has a prescription drug benefit.
- Enter details screen: The screen where components of the prescription are entered, including the sig.
- Favorite Prescription: A medication that you routinely prescribe for your patients.
- Fax prescription: A prescription sent directly to the pharmacy fax machine.
- Formulary: A list of drugs that provide information on coverage and copays from the patient’s insurance or health plan.
- Formulary coverage codes: Codes which determine prescription drug benefit coverage for a particular medication, such as step therapy (ST), or prior authorization (PA).
- Formulary status: The coverage status determined by a patient’s health plan. A drug can have formulary or non-formulary status, or preferred status, such as P1, P2, etc.
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- Medication: A drug that the patient is already taking.
- Medical History: A list of medications that the patient has taken in the past; this information may be obtained from the health plan or PBM or pharmacy.
- Prescription: An oral, written, faxed or electronic order of medication.
- Prescription status: This status provides transmission information on the prescription you sent and whether it has been received by the pharmacy.
- Provider: A health care professional such as a MD, DO, NP, PA.
- Refills: The number of times a prescription can be refilled at the pharmacy without requiring a new prescription.
- Pharmacy Message: A request from the pharmacy to obtain additional refills on a prescription or receive an updated prescription.
- Sig: Instructions for the patient on how to use or take his or her prescription, including amount and frequency.
e-Prescribe Next Steps
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