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Webinar: Important Updates on Prescriber Tools in Colorado
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM MST
Category: Events

Important Webinar for all Prescribing APRNS Wednesday, July 28, 6:15pm - 7pm

Colorado Office of eHealth Innovation and Prescriber Tools

The Colorado Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Primavera have an ambitious goal to reduce health care costs while ensuring culturally responsive and equitable access to care.  Part of that work includes the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care as the cornerstone of our efforts to reduce the cost of healthcare for Coloradans and is overseen by Lt. Governor Primavera.  They work include reducing patient costs for hospital stays and expenses, improving price transparency, lowering the price of prescription drugs, and making health insurance more affordable. This office will focus on identifying and addressing the root causes of the outrageous cost of health care -- not just shifting the costs around but truly addressing the underlying causes.

A primary work group towards this effort is the Office of eHealth Innovation whose primary work is the application of technology to accelerate health transformation and through expanding the utility of Health IT. 

The current priority of the eHealth innovation work group is the advancement of a standardized Prescriber Toolkit. The Prescriber toolkit is being designed to provide prescribers links to prescription drug monitoring programs, decision support tools as well as tracking of all medication prescriptions in one database including costs.

The first phase roll out became effective January 1, 2021 and is specific to Opioid prescription monitoring (OpiSafe).

Additional tools available will include prices, formulary, and copay insights; ePrescribing, e-prior authorizations, and is currently operational with most EHR's in Colorado (Rx Affordability Module) which became operational for all Medicaid providers as of June 1, 2021.

Currently 85% of Medicaid's 24,459 prescribers are already enabled to use the tool and 40% are already using the tool for commercial, i.e.: Cigna, United, Anthem have their reimbursements loaded. 

We invite you to join us Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 6:15pm for a presentation by Rob Valuck, PhD, RPh, FNAP for an overview of OpiSafe as well as more details about forthcoming technology enhanced prescriber information.

If you would like to review the June eHealth Commission meeting ppt please click here.

Click here to register.