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Maine Pharmacy Association

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing.  Notably, “A pharmacist is NOT required to verify that a practitioner has a waiver of the requirement to electronically prescribe…” To review the official documents, please click on the links below. Electronic-Prescribing-Clarifications Opioid Dispensing Clarification    

E-Prescribing Grace Period Notice and Chapter 488 User Guide

The deadline for mandatory e-prescribing of opioids was rapidly approaching on July 1st. However, the State sent the following communication announcing a 31 day grace period for enforcement of the penalties for violating the e-prescribing provision.  This is good news and will give prescribers and dispensers a little more time to prepare. DHHS provided material on other provisions in Chapter […]

2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble

Join us for our 2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble ! Where: Val Halla Country Club When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 Shotgun start 1pm Includes 18 holes of golf on a championship course, golf cart, BBQ dinner at Rachel’s on the Green! Cost: Single Golfer: $110.00 Foursome: $400.00 Dinner Only: $35.00 Corporate or personal hole sponsorship: $75 […]

Pharmacists from across Maine convene in Augusta to advocate for profession and patients

Pharmacists and pharmacy students from across the state convened in Augusta on May 30th to advocate for LD 572.   Update: Senate passes LD 572; now on to the House!  LD 572 specifies in statute that the “Practice of Pharmacy” is “the provision of health care services” and that “Pharmacists” are “providers of health care services”. […]

LD6 and LD44 Are Successfully Moving Through the Legislative Process

Good news!!  Two bills, LD 6, an “An Act to Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies” and LD 455, “An Act Relating to the Provision of Smoking Cessation Services by Pharmacists” are moving through the legislature process. LD 6, an “An Act to Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on […]

Archive for November, 2016

Please verify your PMP account information by end of business November 30, 2016 to ensure a smooth transition to the new software system in mid December.  Please read the letter from Sheldon Wheeler outlining the new system requirements and transition plan.


 

Dear Account Holder:

The Maine Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) will be upgrading software systems to meet the required PMP enhancements identified in Chapter 488 Public Law. The Department will be moving to the new software on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Please find important information about the upcoming transition below.

In the new system, only one user account is allowed per email address. All accounts that share an email address MUST provide a unique email address for each user moving forward, or they will NOT be transferred to the new system. If your account is not transferred, you will have to submit a new registration application and wait for your account to be approved by the state administrator.

To ensure your account is successfully transferred to the new system, please verify that the email address listed on your account is unique. Log in to your existing account at

https://mepdm-ph.hidinc.com/melogappl/bdmepdmqlog/pmqhome.html to review and update your profile.

Please complete all account updates by the end of business on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.    

Additional login information and the user guide will be forthcoming. 

Please be aware that there will be a delay in prescription history of up to 2 weeks during the transition. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

Should you have any questions at this time, you may contact the Maine Prescription Monitoring Program at (207) 287-2595 or by email at SAMHS.PMP@maine.gov.

Best Regards,

Sheldon Wheeler

Director, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

 

CC:

Evelyn Sharkey, PMP Coordinator