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Patient Reports FAQ

  • 1. What prescriptions are collected by the MN PMP?

    Answer: MN licensed dispensers and prescribers that dispense from their offices are required to report Minnesota controlled substances II-V, as well as butalbital and gabapentin daily.
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  • 2. Why do I not see a prescription dispensed for my patient when I know my patient filled the prescription?

    Answer: MN licensed pharmacies are required to upload controlled substance prescriptions II-V, butalbital, and gabapentin into the PMP database daily. The pharmacy may have used a different variation of the patient name for example Bill instead of William. If you know the name of the pharmacy, you may contact them for more information.
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  • 3. Can I place a copy of the PMP report in my patient's EHR/EMR?

    Answer: The PMP cannot provide advice to this question. It is recommended this be discussed amongst the data privacy officers in your organization.
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  • 4. Will the report include data from the Veterans Administration (VA) Pharmacies?

    Answer: Yes, the VA uploads data to the PMP
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  • 5. How far back can I request recipient's records for?

    Answer: The maximum amount of identified patient prescription data is 12 months.
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  • 6. How do my patient's animal prescriptions effect risk scores and analytics when viewing a NarxCare report?

    Answer: When a prescription is dispensed for an animal, the reporting dispenser is required to indicate that the prescription is for a veterinary patient. Additionally, the name of the animal must be reported to the MN PMP along with the owner or caretaker’s information. The following applies to a MN PMP NarxCare report for a human patient, that shows prescription(s) reported as dispensed for an animal in their care:
    • Prescriptions dispensed for a patient’s animal(s) are excluded from the algorithm used to create risk scores. (Narx Scores and Overdoes Risk Score)
    • The interactive graphs show prescriptions by prescriber, therefore veterinary prescribed prescriptions are listed separately.
    • Animal prescriptions are not included in the daily morphine milligram equivalents.
    • Animal prescriptions are included in the Summary section which is an aggregation count of prescribers, prescriptions, and pharmacies.
    • In the line by line prescription data animal prescriptions are listed with an animal icon that will present the animal's name when hovered. 
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