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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Appendix B: Vendor Drug Program : B.1 Vendor Drug Program : B.1.8 Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pads

B.1.8
Providers are required by federal law (Public Law 110-28) to use a tamper-resistant prescription pad when writing a prescription for any drug for Medicaid clients. Pharmacies are required to ensure that all written Medicaid prescriptions submitted for payment to the VDP were written on a compliant tamper resistant pad.
CMS has stated that special copy-resistant paper is not a requirement for electronic medical records (EMRs) or ePrescribing-generated prescriptions. These prescriptions may be printed on plain paper and will be fully compliant if they contain at least one feature from each of the following three categories:
Two features that can be incorporated into computer-generated prescriptions printed on plain paper to prevent passing a copied prescription as an original prescription are as follows:
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