Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

  • What is the PMP?

    Texas PMP  

    By law, physicians now must set up an account with the Texas PMP, known as PMP Aware and check the PMP prior to prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol. An account allows physicians to check a patient’s prescription history for information that indicates illicit activity, drug abuse, drug diversion, or doctor shopping.

    Appriss Health, the state’s PMP vendor, provides the software, NarxCare, which is integrated with the EHR so that physicians do not need to leave the EHR to query the PMP. NarxCare, is an analytics tool and care management platform that helps prescribers and dispensers analyze real-time controlled substance data from PMPs and manage substance use disorder. NarxCare automatically analyzes PMP data and a patient’s health history and provides patient risk scores and an interactive visualization of usage patterns to help identify potential risk factors. NarxCare is delivered to the EHR using PMP Gateway. That means authorized prescribers can access PMP data and NarxCare analytics within their daily workflow for clinical decision support.

    Not all EHRs are integrated at this time. View the list of EHR vendors that are currently integrated with NarxCare and the PMP database.

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  • Reactivate Your EHR’s Access to the PMP


    If you haven’t paid your fees to keep your electronic health record (EHR) integrated with Texas' prescription monitoring program (PMP), the state’s PMP vendor may have deactivated your connection, in which case you’ll need to pay to reactivate it.

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  • Reporting System Makes Documenting PMP Checks Easy

    PMP Documentation  

    To help you document those checks, PMP Aware allows you to download PDFs that you can add to a patient’s medical record.

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  • PMP Resources

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  • Responding to the Opioid Epidemic - TMA 2019 Fall Conference

    In this video recorded at the Texas Medical Association Fall Conference in September, 2019, Troy Fiesinger, MD, Lindsay K. Botsford, MD, and Adam Bruggeman, MD, explained the legal requirements for physicians who prescribe controlled substances, and how clear and consistent office procedures can improve pain management care.

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