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Veterinarian Information

To upload data, register at https://pmpclearinghouse.net. To access patient reports, visit the CPMRS website at https://connecticut.pmpaware.net.

 

 

**Update**

Effective January 1, 2021, dispensation information for insulin drugs, glucagon drugs, diabetes devices, diabetic ketoacidosis devices, gabapentin, and naloxone are required to be uploaded into the CPMRS. Click here for a list of common NDCs.

 

For more information scroll down to the FAQs or click here.

 

Resources

National Drug Code

https://www.drugs.com/ndc.html

https://www.uhcprovider.com/content/dam/provider/docs/public/claims/NDC-Requirement-FAQ.pdf

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-approvals-and-databases/national-drug-code-directory

 

Gabapentin Drug Labels

https://www.google.com/search?q=gabapentin+drug+label+parts&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwinsM7n0bnuAhXmAt8KHSXpB70Q2-cCegQIABAA&oq=gabapentin+drug+label+parts&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQA1CBYljccmD9dWgAcAB4AIABV4gBigaSAQIxMZgBAKABAaoBC2d3cy13aXotaW1nwAEB&sclient=img&ei=UBAQYKfIK-aF_Aal0p_oCw&bih=371&biw=868&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS893US893&hl=en

 

Tramadol Drug Labels

https://www.google.com/search?q=tramadol+drug+label+parts&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwj4vaPv0bnuAhUPON8KHZAYDj4Q2-cCegQIABAA&oq=tramadol+drug+label+parts&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQA1Cw2AJYruACYJfiAmgAcAB4AIABTIgBqwSSAQE4mAEAoAEBqgELZ3dzLXdpei1pbWfAAQE&sclient=img&ei=YBAQYPiNMI_w_AaQsbjwAw&bih=371&biw=868&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS893US893&hl=en

 

Am I required to look up animal patients?

All prescribers in possession of a Connecticut Controlled Substance Practitioner (CSP) Registration issued by the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, are required to register as a user with the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPMRS) at https://connecticut.pmpaware.net, and if prescribing more than a 72 hour supply of a Schedule II-V controlled substance, the prescriber will use the CPMRS to look up the animal's report.

 

Am I required to upload data?

All pharmacies, nonresident pharmacies, outpatient pharmacies in a hospital or institution, and dispensers (including veterinary facilities) that are licensed by the State of Connecticut that meet the following conditions are required to submit to the PMP Clearinghouse at https://pmpclearinghouse.net:

 

  • Dispense Schedule II-V controlled substances; and/or
  • Dispense insulin drugs, glucagon drugs, diabetes devices, diabetic ketoacidosis devices, gabapentin, and naloxone (effective 1/1/2021);
  • Dispensed prescription is for greater than a 48-hour supply.

Exemptions (requires an approved waiver), any one or combination of the following:

  • A drug administered directly to a patient by a prescriber;
  • Any drug dispensed by a licensed health care facility provided that the quantity dispensed is limited to an amount adequate to treat the patient for a maximum of forty-eight (48) hours;
  • This dispenser does not dispense Schedule II-V controlled substances, insulin drugs, glucagon drugs, diabetes devices, diabetic ketoacidosis devices, gabapentin, or naloxone; or Schedule II-V controlled substances, insulin drugs, glucagon drugs, diabetes devices, diabetic ketoacidosis devices, gabapentin, or naloxone for greater than 48 hours.
  • Any drug sample dispensed;
  • Any facility that is registered by the United States drug enforcement administration as a narcotic treatment program and is subject to the record keeping provisions of 21 CFR 1304.24;
  • Dispensing to inpatients in hospitals or nursing homes (exemption does not apply to assisted living);
  • Dispensing to inpatients in hospices (exemption does not apply to home hospice or hospice in an assisted living facility)

To request an exemption from reporting, please fill out the Dispenser Waiver Request form and submit to dcp.pmp@ct.gov.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the 1/1/2021 reporting mandate to upload insulin drugs, glucagon drugs, diabetes devices, diabetic ketoacidosis devices, gabapentin, and naloxone into the PMP Clearinghouse (https://pmpclearinghouse.net) apply to Veterinarians?

Yes. Report the listed medications under the same parameters as Schedule II-V controlled substances. (i.e. upload dispensation record for prescriptions greater than a 48-hour supply, weekly reporting).

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If prescribing for more than a 72-hour supply of insulin drugs, glucagon drugs, diabetes devices, diabetic ketoacidosis devices, gabapentin, and naloxone, is a look up in the CPMRS (https://connecticut.pmpaware.net) required?

No. All of the listed medications, including gabapentin, are non-controlled substances. The mandatory look-up requirements do not apply.

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Where can I obtain the NDC list for the aforementioned medications?

Scroll up to the top of the page for a link to a list of common NDCs and links to other resources.

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The PMP Clearinghouse is not accepting the NDC for the veterinary medication. What should I do?

Please call the PMP Clearinghouse Support at (866) 683-3246. The NDC for the veterinary medication may just need to be added to the system in order for it to process going forward. 

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How do I report a compound drug?

If using the universal claim form, click the Compound checkbox in the Drug Information section of the page, complete the required fields for the first drug ingredient, then click Add New to add additional drug ingredients.

  1. DSP07 (Product ID Qualifier) - Enter '06' to indicate Compound
  2. DSP08 (Product ID) - Enter the NDC number as eleven "9"s (99999999999) > CDI fields will be required
  3. DSP09 (Quantity Dispensed) - For compounds show the first quantity in CDI04
  4. CDI (Compound Drug Ingredient) Fields- If more than one ingredient is for a prescription monitoring program reporting drug, then this would be incremented by one for each compound ingredient being reported.
  • CDI01 (Compound Drug Ingredient Sequence Number) - First reportable ingredient is 1; each additional reportable ingredient is incremented by 1.
  • CDI02 (Product ID Qualifier) - Enter '01' to indicate NDC
  • CDI03 (Product ID) - Enter NDC for ingredient being reported including leading zeros without punctuation
  • CDI04 (Compound Ingredient Quantity) - Metric decimal quantity of the ingredient identified in CDI03.
  • CDI05 (Compound Drug Dosage Units Code) - Identifies the unit of measure for the quantity dispensed in CDI04. ('01' Each (used to report as package); '02' Milliliters (ml) (for liters, adjust to the decimal milliliter equivalent); '03' Grams (gm) (for milligrams, adjust to the decimal gram equivalent)

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Can veterinarians authorize delegates to look up animal patients in the CPMRS?

Yes. Prescriber-authorized veterinary technicians and office personnel may register for a CPMRS account under the role of 'Prescriber Delegate - Licensed' or 'Prescriber's Delegate Unlicensed.' Visit the How to Register webpage for more information.

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Does the July 1, 2016 reporting timeline apply to veterinary dispensers?

No. Veterinary facilities are not subjected to daily reporting and will continue to submit dispensation reports, at a minimum, weekly.

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How do I look up an animal patient in the CPMRS?

  1. Best Practice - Use the partial spelling feature:
  2. Make sure checkboxes under the first and last names are selected.
  3. Enter the animal's first name and owner's last name. Enter at least 3 characters for first and last name.
  4. Date of Birth is not required when both checkboxes are selected. Click Search.

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Our veterinary facility does not dispense any prescriptions; do we need to report to the PMP Clearinghouse?

No.

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Our veterinary facility dispenses prescriptions, but we do not dispense any controlled substances OR controlled substance prescriptions for than a 48-hour supply. Do we need to report to the PMP Clearinghouse?

No. Submit a Dispenser Waiver Request Form.

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Scenario Examples

Dr. Smith wrote Jasper a prescription for a 2-day supply of Tramadol. The veterinary facility does not dispense controlled substances.

Patient Lookup - NOT REQUIRED, prescription supply is less than 72 hours

Data reporting - NOT REQUIRED, facility does not dispense controlled substances

Dr. Smith wrote Moon a prescription for a 3-day supply of Tramadol. The veterinary facility does not dispense controlled substances.

Patient Lookup - NOT REQUIRED, prescription supply is equal to 72 hours

Data reporting - NOT REQUIRED, facility does not dispense controlled substances

Dr. Smith wrote Milo a prescription for a 7-day supply of Tramadol. The veterinary facility does not dispense controlled substances.

Patient Lookup - REQUIRED, prescription supply is greater than 72 hours

Data reporting - NOT REQUIRED, facility does not dispense controlled substances

Dr. Smith wrote Peanut a prescription for a 4-day supply of Tramadol, and dispensed the prescription to her owner at the facility.

Patient Lookup - REQUIRED, prescription supply greater than 72 hours

Data reporting - REQUIRED, facility dispenses controlled substances AND the prescription supply is greater than 48 hours

Dr. Smith wrote Bruce a prescription for a 2-day supply of Tramadol, and dispensed the prescription to his owner at the facility.

Patient Lookup - NOT REQUIRED, prescription supply is less than 72 hours

Data reporting - NOT REQUIRED, facility dispenses controlled substances BUT the prescription supply is equal to 48 hours

Dr. Smith wrote Hanna a prescription for a 2.5-day supply of Tramadol, and dispensed the prescription to her owner at the facility.

Patient Lookup - NOT REQUIRED, prescription supply is less than 72 hours

Data reporting - REQUIRED, facility dispenses controlled substances AND the prescription supply is greater than 48 hours

Dr. Smith wrote Copper a prescription for a 7-day supply of Amoxicillin, and dispensed the prescription to his owner at the facility.

Patient Lookup - NOT REQUIRED, prescription is not a controlled substance

Data reporting - NOT REQUIRED, prescription is not a controlled substance

Dr. Smith wrote Juju a prescription for a 2-day supply of Benadryl, and dispensed the prescription to her owner at the facility. The facility dispenses controlled substances.

Patient Lookup - NOT REQUIRED, prescription is not a controlled substance

Data reporting - NOT REQUIRED, prescription is not a controlled substance

Dr. Smith prescribed a 4-day supply of Tramadol to Koda but did not look up the patient in the CPMRS because the pharmacist will do the lookup.

Dr. Smith is non-compliant with the legislative mandate. Prescribers must use the CPMRS to query patient reports if prescribing more than a 72-hour supply of a controlled substance (Schedule II-V).

Pharmacists are not mandated to use the CPMRS, but are required to report the prescription to the PMP Clearinghouse because the prescription supply is greater than 48 hours.

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