Ohio Prescription Instructions

Providers must complete identity and medical credential verification to e-prescribe through Practice Fusion. Ohio also requires that prescribers fulfill its positive identification requirement.

Verify your identity and medical credentials to e-prescribe
To prescribe through Practice Fusion, each provider must have their identity and medical credentials verified. A provider may complete this verification process by selecting the e-Prescribing tile on their practice Dashboard, and following the instructions that appear in the application process. This process consists of two verification steps:

1. Enter and verify your identity – Using personal information including your legal name, home address and phone number, date of birth, social security number, and credit card number, we will verify your identity based on your credit history.

2. Enter and verify your medical credentials – Enter your medical license, expiration date, state where you practice medicine, degree listed on your license, personal NPI number, and DEA (if applicable). Please see below for NP/PA credentialing.

Your medical credentials will be reviewed by our medical credential verification team and you will be notified by email once they have been approved and you have been enabled for e-prescribing.

For detailed instructions on enabling e-prescribing, please see: How do I sign up for e-prescribing (eRx)?

NP/PA Credentialing
Registration requirements for nurse practitioners and physician assistants include entering your Ohio Certificate to Prescribe (CTP) number. If you are a nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority, enter your license number using the format CTPRX.12345. If you are a physician assistant with prescriptive authority, enter your license number using the format CTP50.123456RX. This information should also be entered in the Medical identifiers section of your Practice Fusion User Profile. For more information, please see: How do I add my Ohio Certificate to Prescribe (CTP) number to my account?       

Additional Ohio Instructions

Print prescriptions using Ohio formatting standards
Practice Fusion allows you to easily print prescriptions using Ohio formatting standards. To help ensure the safety and security of your practice, Practice Fusion providers must complete identity and medical credential verification to print formatted prescriptions.

1. Once you have entered medication and prescription details, review the prescription summary. Click the arrow next to the Send eRx button and select Print Rx.  

2. On the print preview screen, please select Ohio from the drop-down list in the upper left-hand corner. This selection will save as the default format for future printed prescriptions.

For additional information about formatting printed prescriptions in various browsers, please see: How do I print and format prescriptions?

Positive identification - Print and manually sign end-of-day prescription reports
Ohio’s positive identification requires prescribers to manually sign end-of-day prescription reports which account for every minute of every day – including days for which there may not be any prescription activity. Practice Fusion’s Prescription report allows you to review and confirm a history of electronic and printed prescriptions and refills

1. Select Reports from the left-hand navigation bar and click Prescription report.

2. Select a provider and date range for the report. The time frame selected may be as short as one day, but no more than two weeks. You may also choose to display only controlled substances. If any medication was prescribed during that time frame, you can review the following information:

  • Medication name
  • SIG
  • Dispense quantity
  • Refills
  • Patient
  • Date/time
  • Type of prescription
  • Status

If no prescriptions were documented during the selected time frame, the report will display No prescription activity for the date/time range referenced above.

3. After reviewing the report, you must print it by clicking the Actions button in the top right. Please note that prescribers will only be able to print a report that reflects prescriptions sent through the previous day, as selected in the date range. For example, if you are a prescriber logged in to an account on February 14th and select a date range of February 10th through February 13th, you will be able to print a report for such date range. However, if you select a date range of February 10th through February 14th, you will not be able to print a report since the date range selected includes the current date (February 14th).

4. Upon printing the report, you must manually sign and date it to confirm that you have reviewed and approved the report’s accuracy.

To remind prescribers to print and manually sign a hard copy end-of-day prescription report in accordance with the positive identification requirement, prescribers will be displayed the following banners daily. Reports must account for 24/7 prescription activity, 365 days a year.





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