eRX Mandate Takes Effect
Starting January 1, 2020, nearly all out-patient prescriptions in the State of Iowa must be issued electronically unless the prescriber has received a blanket waiver from the Board of Pharmacy (BOP) or the prescription qualifies
for one of the exceptions to this new mandate. IMS and the BOP have
fielded numerous inquiries about the eRX mandate over the past few months. The BOP has published additional information, including FAQ documents, on its website. IMS has confirmed that there will be legislative efforts next session to expand the list of permissible exceptions to the mandate. If you have an example of a practice arrangement where you believe this prescribing mandate should not apply or for assistance in navigating this new practice requirement, please contact
Dennis Tibben with the IMS Center for Physician Advocacy.