Several states will require Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) in the near future. The question remains, is your state one of them? And if so, are you prepared?
New York is leading the charge and will require all controlled substances to be ePrescribed beginning March 27, 2015.
Currently, 49 states have state regulatory approval for EPCS (Montana and Missouri are the only two that don’t).
For a closer look at EPCS regulatory status by state, click on the EPCS Regulatory Status Map. To view pharmacy readiness by state or to search for EPCS-enabled pharmacies in your area, view Surescripts’ Pharmacy Enablement Map.
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Some states will require Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) in the near future. New York is leading the charge and will require all controlled substances to be ePrescribed beginning March 27, 2015.
HIPAA compliance may seem cumbersome to some practices, while others find the law downright frightening. The complex law is designed to protect patient privacy, as well as the integrity of the medical practice. There are many reasons why HIPAA compliance is essential to a successful medical practice today.
Sometimes no matter how prepared you are, outside forces of nature can work against you. Proactively preparing and planning for the unexpected will help ensure your practice runs smoothly or that the proper internal communications plans are put into effect for conveying any changes to your patients.
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Updated Dec 17, 2014 – H.R. 5771 (the Tax Extenders Bill) passed by the House on Dec 3, 2014 was voted on and passed by the Senate on Dec 16, 2014 retroactively expanding the Section 179 deduction limits thru 12/31/2014.
IMPORTANT NOTE> Only this 2014 tax year will be covered by this measure – therefore it is a good business decision for many to buy/finance equipment immediately to make the December 31, 2014 cutoff for the write-off provisions.
Repeat, this new provision does NOT cover tax year 2015, the law covers tax year 2014 only
Keep up with the Bill that reinstates the limit on Section 179 to $500,000 as well as reinstates 50% Bonus Depreciation: H.R. 5771: Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (aka Tax Extenders Bill)
Technically, the bill is a one-year, retroactive extension of the tax breaks, even though it only lasts through the end of the month. This site will be updated to reflect these changes shortly.