As of Friday, December 29, 2017, prescribers in Ohio must include the first four alphanumeric characters (e.g., M16.5) of the diagnosis code (ICD-10), or the full procedure code (Current Dental Terminology - CDT), on all opioid prescriptions, which will then be entered by pharmacies into OARRS (Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System).
Pharmacies may begin reporting in ASAP 4.2A format now; both ASAP 4.2 and ASAP 4.2A are accepted. Under rule 4729-5-30, only ASAP 4.2A will be accepted as of December 29. Beginning June 1, 2018, this requirement will take effect for all other controlled substance prescriptions.
Assistance and Support: For additional background, review the Ohio Data Submission Dispenser Guide (version 1.4). For 24/7 technical assistance, create a support request with Appriss at https://apprisspmpclearinghouse.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new or call 844.464.4767. If you have policy questions, visit the OARRS website or contact the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 614.466.4143 (option 1).