It is important for Dental professionals to help combat the opioid crisis by aligning opioid prescribing practices with scientific evidence.
Controlled Substance Monitoring Database Program (CSMD)
In accordance with the Controlled Substance Monitoring Act of 2002, a database to monitor the dispensing of Schedule II, III, IV & V controlled substances was established. Data collection began for all dispensers on December 1, 2006. The Prescription Safety Acts of 2012 and 2016 enhanced the monitoring capabilities of the database.
The Tennessee Department of Health has contracted with Appriss, Inc. to integrate CSMD information into approved Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Pharmacy Management Systems (PMS) using Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway service. The workflow integration will, in many cases, eliminate the need for providers to navigate to the CSMD website, log in, and enter their patient’s information. Instead, controlled substance prescription records may be obtained within the clinical workflow inside the EHR and PMS. For more information on EHR and PMS using Appriss Health's PMP Gateway please click here.
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