Scheduled Drug Routing
The Rx Manager is a user's ePrescribing station. It is here that the user will finalize medications, view prescription history, check eligibility status, and send prescriptions to pharmacies.
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Tools > Options
Scheduled drug routing is designated via: Tools > Options > Structured Rx > Rx Transmission.
The options on the Rx Transmission tab allows users to individually define how various, prescribed meds of differing schedules will be handled. There is much confusion here. At a national level, electronic transfer of any scheduled medications is illegal in all states. However, many state pharmacy boards allow for direct, manual faxing of some scheduled meds.
*NOTE: Users in almost every state have asked that we allow for initial faxing of scheduled meds (containing an image of their signature) from SOAPware. If the user chooses to do this, the user should implement workflows to subsequently provide pharmacies with a signed, hard-copy, paper prescription as a follow-up. The DEA is likely to announce rules that will allow electronic transmission of scheduled meds in the future.
Structured Rx-Rx Transmission
Rx Transmission is the default settings for how prescriptions are submitted from Rx Manager.
Controlled medications or narcotics cannot be ePrescribed at this time. These type of prescriptions will need to be printed, faxed, or hand-written. If the Submit is set by default for ePrescribing, a narcotic or controlled medication will automatically be faxed.
Faxing of a scheduled medication or narcotic in all 50 states, requires a hand-written, fresh signature. However, some pharmacies, in some states will often accept a faxed prescription of a scheduled med that contains an image of a signature.
ePrescribed medications do not require an electronic or wet/fresh signature. When ePrescribing, there are coded identifiers in the background for that provider.