PDMP Notification FAQs Unsolicited Prescriber "Report Card" FAQs 1. What is an unsolicited prescriber report or "report card"? A prescriber "report card" details and compares practitioner's prescribing practices with other practitioners of the same occupation and similar specialty. Prescribers were emailed their first “report card” on December 6, 2017, and will receive periodic updates. For an example of a prescriber report, click here. 2. How do I interpret my prescriber report or "report card"? An email summarizing the report and how to use it was included with your confidential prescriber report. A copy of the Alaska metrics can also be found HERE. 3. Who has the authority to send out prescriber reports, and why were they sent? New legislation in 2017 (HB159) authorized the Alaska Board of Pharmacy, through the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to send out unsolicted prescriber reports to licensed prescribers required to register with the PDMP. This new feature is an enhancement of the PDMP that provides feedback to providers about their prescribing trends and how they compare to others in a similar field. 4. How often will I receive an unsolicted prescriber report and through what format will it be sent? AS 17.30.200(t) authorizes reports to be disseminated periodically and will be done so via email on a quarterly basis. The first reports were sent out on December 6, 2017, to the email address associated with your PDMP registration account. These reports are not accessible through PDMP AWARxE and will only be sent via email. The frequency of report distribution may be subject to change. 5. What if there is incorrect information listed on my prescriber report? If your specialty is different from the primary health care specialty in which you are currently practicing, you can correct your specialty through AWARxE under the "My Profile" tab under your name in the upper right corner of the screen. You may also contact the PDMP administrator to update this or other report card errors at: firstname.lastname@example.org 6. I didn’t receive a "report card"—why? In order to receive a report card, a registered user must have written an opioid prescription during the reporting period. PDMP Registration Reminder Notice FAQs 7. I received a letter in the mail dated November 6, 2017, reminding me to register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). I am already registered--why did I receive this notice? There are a few reasons that may have caused you to receive this reminder notice even if you have successfully registered. Since the PDMP does not yet have a feature in which to verify registration with your Alaska-issued professional license number, the mailout roster relied upon an exact name match. If your name in PDMP AWARxE differs from the name listed on your professional license, you may have received the letter. If you have since had a name change that was submitted to your licensing board, your name may have been updated in your license record but not in your PDMP account. Please contact email@example.com if you believe your name has not been updated. Changes in Alaska PDMP vendors may have caused skewing in the mail out roster. If you registered with the PDMP prior to January 2016 and entered a middle initial or middle name at the time of registration, the first letter of your middle name has populated into your first name. There is not a way to correct these discrepancies systematically, so you must contact the administrator with the PDMP at firstname.lastname@example.org to get this changed manually. Paramedics were inadvertently and incorrectly included in the mail out as this license type is under the medical board. Paramedics are not required to register as exemptions in AS 17.30.200(u) apply. The PDMP is unable to capture every work status and nuance of scope of practice circumstances (e.g.: if you hold and intend to maintain an active Alaska professional license but are not living in Alaska or if you do not dispense, prescribe, or administer controlled substances under your license). Due to this limitation, you may have received this notice and may continue to receive subsequent reminders. If you receive another PDMP reminder notice and your circumstance has not changed that would otherwise require you to register, please disregard the notice. 8. Why was the November 6, 2017, PDMP letter sent out? HB159 mandated registration of practitioners who dispense federally scheduled II, III, and IV controlled substances and practitioners that prescribe and administer schedule II and III controlled substances. The registration deadline was July 17, 2017, however, not all practitioners required to register showed a verified account. 9. When will I receive another PDMP reminder notice? Reminder notices may be sent out periodically as a service to providers.