Deadline now April 1 for tamper-resistant prescription pads

October 1, 2007

Washington, DC-The deadline requiring physicians to use tamper-resistant prescription pads for the non-electronic prescriptions they write for patients receiving Medicaid assistance for outpatient care has been extended for 6 months.

Washington, DC-The deadline requiring physicians to use tamper-resistant prescription pads for the non-electronic prescriptions they write for patients receiving Medicaid assistance for outpatient care has been extended for 6 months, to April 1.

Congress passed the bill authorizing the change by Sept. 27, and the president signed it Sept. 29. The mandate originally was to go into effect Oct. 1.

For more information about the requirements, see http://www.ophthalmologytimes.com/ophthalmologytimes/CMS-sets-Oct-1-deadline-for-use-of-tamper-resistan/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/454639.