How to Renew Your Electronic Prescribing Hardship Waiver - 03/24/2023

Physicians and other prescribers in Texas must now electronically prescribe controlled substances (EPCS). However, prescribers who demonstrate financial or technical hardships, or other exceptional circumstances, are eligible for a waiver from the Texas Medical Board (TMB) that, if approved, grants a one-year delay. If the hardship persists, prescribers must renew that waiver annually.

TMA Urges CMS to Nix Penalties Related to E-Prescribing Controlled Substances - 10/14/2022

The Texas Medical Association is pushing back against proposed penalties for physicians who don’t electronically prescribe controlled substances.

Reactivate Your EHR’s Access to the PMP - 03/10/2022

With the state of Texas no longer covering the fees that allow physicians’ electronic health record (EHR) systems to integrate with the state’s prescription monitoring program (PMP), physicians are now responsible for paying those fees. If you want your system integrated with the PMP, know your options and make sure you stay connected.

TMA Working to Stop PMP Fees - 08/04/2021

When Texas started requiring that physicians check the state’s prescription monitoring program (PMP), the state appropriated funds to cover the licensing fee for the first two years. Effective Sept. 1, however, that fee is no longer covered

Ask the Expert: What You Need to Know About E-Prescribing Controlled Substances - 03/22/2021

If you’re still unsure about new requirements that all Texas physicians electronically prescribe controlled substances, tune into a TMA “Ask the Expert” virtual discussion set for 6 pm (CT) Tuesday, March 23.

What You Need to Know About Mandatory E-Prescribing Controlled Substances - 01/12/2021

The Texas Medical Association has created a “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) document that can help you understand state and federal laws that went into effect Jan. 1 requiring physicians to electronically prescribe controlled substances as well as various waivers.

E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances to be Required Jan. 1 - 12/09/2020

Although state law and Medicare policy will require electronic prescriptions for all controlled substances beginning Jan. 1, Texas prescribers have several options for delaying implementation for at least another year.

Four Ways To Improve Your Practice’s E-Prescribing - 02/26/2019

E-prescribing has become commonplace in most practices, but, as with most new technology, there are still lessons to be learned to improve the quality of electronic prescriptions.

Texas Doctors Seek Red-Tape Reduction to Help Patients in Need - 06/07/2018

The 34-member Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates will ask the policymaking body to adopt a resolution this week to help patients with disabilities get devices to help them move, and another to allow physicians to prescribe medications electronically for patients they know.

Help Improve E-Prescription Accuracy - 05/24/2018

To improve the accuracy of its e-prescribing system, Surescripts is recommending specific enhancements, and it wants you to respond to a brief survey to validate its recommendations.