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MEB Reviewing PDMP Data and Reviewing Top 7 PA Prescribers

Saturday, October 20, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tara Streit
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"In August, the MEB similarly referred seven physician cases for investigation following analysis of ePDMP prescribing data (see Medigram story). At the time, ePDMP staff had not included PA-specific data to the MEB, which also regulates that profession; the data presented Wednesday fulfilled that August request.


The updated ePDMP report shows that when included with physician-prescribing data, PA prescribers were seven of the top 10 prescribers based on opioid prescriptions filled per month (see Section 2 of the updated report). The MEB acknowledged there could be various reasons behind the data and determined further investigation is warranted. It has not yet received a report on the seven physician-related cases and staff did not have an estimate for when the MEB would receive an update on those cases."…/meb-refers-7-pas…/