Last week, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy sent its Dec. 2017 E-News Update to all prescribers informing them that several new important rules go into effect on Dec. 29, 2017, including:
Diagnosis Codes on Opioid Prescriptions
This rule requires prescribers to indicate the first four alphanumeric characters of the ICD-10-CM medical diagnosis code on all opioid analgesic prescriptions.
The requirement for all other controlled substances go into effect on June 1, 2018
Other important requirements related to "Days' Supply" and "Written, Faxed and Election Prescriptions" can be found in the E-News found below: