Electronic Data Transmission - Manual of Instructions
- Electronic Data Transmission - Manual of Instructions is available in Portable Document Format (PDF, 77KB, 8pg.)
- Appendix A
- Letter Informing Pharmacy Proprietors and Supervising Pharmacists About the New York State Prescription Program Electronic Data Transmission
Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
433 River Street, Room 303
Troy, New York
Phone: 866-811-7957 Option 1
July 2008 Edition-2
I. New York State Prescription Monitoring Program Overview
Article 33 of the Public Health Law and Part 80 of Title 10 regulations require pharmacies to electronically submit information to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) from all prescriptions dispensed for controlled substances. The Department of Health's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement closely analyzes all submitted controlled substance prescription information in carrying out its responsibilities under the law.
Pharmacies that dispense controlled substances must submit prescription information as required by the law and regulations and in the manner and format specified in this manual. Pharmacies that utilize the services of a software vendor to submit prescription information remain solely responsible for compliance with these requirements.
The general requirements for the electronic transmission of prescription information are:
- Electronic transmission must occur in the file format and manner approved by NYSDOH as described in this manual.
- Electronic transmission must be done as a batch transmission at least once a month.
Important Note: Failure to submit the prescription information as required—and by the fifteenth day of the month following the month in which the controlled substance was dispensed—is a violation of the law and regulations and may result in the commencement of an enforcement action and/or fines levied by the NYSDOH.
II. Prescription Information Reporting Requirements
The required prescription information must be transmitted to NYSDOH electronically via the Internet. All electronic submissions must be transmitted in accordance with the format detailed in Section VII of this manual.
The NYSDOH uses a secure web page (https://commerce.health.state.ny.us/) in which pharmacies must transmit controlled substance prescription information. An Internet browser, which provides 128 bit encryption Secure Socket Layer (SSL), must be used to transmit all controlled substance prescription information.
III. Important Information to Establish an On-line Internet Account
This section describes the process to establish an account to transmit prescription information to the NYSDOH. Note: A pharmacy that has already established an account to transmit prescription information under the previous file format does not need to complete this section. Those pharmacies should proceed directly to Section IV.
To establish a new account to transmit prescription information to the NYSDOH secure Web page, the Health Commerce System (HCS), new pharmacy providers must complete appropriate application forms. These forms are included in the "NYSDOH Health Commerce System and Use Policy." Please refer to Appendix A for Application Instructions to Establish a New HCS Account.
IV. Required Format for Electronic Submission of Prescription Information
Submitted prescription information must be in the ASAP 2007 format. This is a character-delimited format. For details and examples, please consult the Implementation Guide for the ASAP Standard for Prescription Monitoring Programs, 2007 Version 004, Release 000. This document is available from the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (www.asapnet.org) or phone 610-825-7783.
V. Certification and Rejection of Submitted Prescription Information
Submissions of prescription information will be audited for compliance with the specified formats in this manual and with ASAP 2007 record layout and standards.
Submissions of prescription information will be rejected if they do not meet the data requirements specified in this manual and the layout and requirements of the ASAP 2007 standards. The submitting pharmacy will be notified of the reason for the rejection of information. In the event that a submission is rejected by the NYSDOH, the submitting pharmacy will be responsible for correcting the rejected submission and resubmitting the information within two weeks.
Pharmacies should retain a back-up file for at least 2 months following transmission of prescription information.
VI. Assistance and Support
Individual pharmacies are advised to contact their software vendor to obtain modifications and instructions on compliance with electronic submissions of prescription information.
Assistance and information about the Official New York State Prescription Program Electronic Data Transmission is available from the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is 1-866-811-7957 (select option 1). Software for electronic transmission will not be provided by the NYSDOH.
VII. ASAP 2007 Version 004, Release 000
Listed on the following pages are the required fields and those fields not used by the Official New York State Prescription Program.
|TH01||ASAP Version/Release Number|
|TH02||Transaction Control Number|
|TH08||Composite Element Separator|
|TH09||Data Segment Terminator Character|
|IS01||Unique Information Source ID: Telephone Number (including area code) of the file sender (e.g. individual pharmacy OR pharmacy chain headquarters if sending for group of pharmacies). This should be the number of a person/office to whom questions about this file should be referred.|
|IS02||Information Source Entity Name: Name of the pharmacy or the entity submitting this file on behalf of the pharmacy|
|IS03||Message (If available)|
|PHA01||National Provider Identifier (If available)|
|PHA02||NCPDP/NAPB Provider Identification Number|
|PHA03||Pharmacy DEA Number|
|PHA04||Not used by NYS|
|PHA05||Not used by NYS|
|PHA06||Not used by NYS|
|PHA07||Not used by NYS|
|PHA08||Not used by NYS|
|PHA09||Not used by NYS|
|PHA10||Not used by NYS|
|PHA11||Not used by NYS|
|PHA12||Not used by NYS|
|PAT01||Not used by NYS|
|PAT02||Not used by NYS|
|PAT03||Not used by NYS|
|PAT04||Not used by NYS|
|PAT05||Not used by NYS|
|PAT06||Not used by NYS|
|PAT09||Middle Name (If available)|
|PAT10||Not used by NYS|
|PAT11||Name Suffix (e.g. Jr.) (If available)|
|PAT12||Address Line 1|
|PAT13||Address Line 2 (If available)|
|PAT17||Telephone Number including area code (If available)|
|PAT18||Date of Birth|
|PAT20||Not used by NYS|
|PAT21||Not used by NYS|
|DSP02||Prescription Number Assigned by Pharmacy|
|DSP07||Product ID (Must be NDC Number: Code 01, except for Compounds: Code 06)|
|DSP08||Product ID (ID code)|
|DSP11||Drug Dosage Units Code|
|DSP12||Transmission Form of Rx-Origin Code|
|DSP13||Partial Fill Indicator|
|DSP14||Pharmacist National Provider Identifier (If available)|
|DSP15||Pharmacist State License Number|
|DSP16||Classification code for Payment|
|PRE01||National Provider Identifier (If available)|
|PRE02||Prescriber DEA Number|
|PRE03||DEA Number Suffix (If available)|
|PRE04||Not used by NYS|
|PRE05||Not used by NYS|
|PRE06||Not used by NYS|
|PRE07||Not used by NYS|
|Compounded Drug Ingredient (if applicable)|
|CDI01||Compounded Ingredient Sequence Number|
|CDI02||Product ID Qualifier (Must be NDC Number: Code 01)|
|CDI04||Component Ingredient Quantity|
|CDI05||Compound Drug Dosage Units Code|
|Additional Information Reporting|
|AIR01||State Issuing Rx Serial Number (U.S.P.S State Code)|
|AIR02||State Issued Rx Serial Number|
|AIR03||Not used by NYS|
|AIR04||Not used by NYS|
|AIR05||Not used by NYS|
|AIR06||Not used by NYS|
|AIR07||Not used by NYS|
|AIR08||Not used by NYS|
|AIR09||Not used by NYS|
|AIR10||Not used by NYS|
|TP 01||Detail Segment Count|
|Transaction Set Trailer|
|TT 01||Transaction Control Number|
|TT 02||Segment Count|
Pharmacies/vendors may send data in those fields that are "Not used by NYS'. However, do not use any additional fields.
The Header (TH, IS) is sent once for the entire file.
IF multiple pharmacies are included in a single file, the PHA segment is repeated with all the Detail segments under it for each Pharmacy. The TP segment is inserted at the end of each pharmacy's report.
IF there are multiple patients within a single pharmacy's report, the PAT, DSP, PRE and AIR segments are repeated for each patient.
IF a patient has multiple prescriptions filled within the reporting period, the remaining fields within the Detail segment (e.g. DSP, PRE, and AIR) are repeated following the PAT segment. In other words, the prescription info can loop multiple times under the PAT segment.
IF a compounded prescription has multiple ingredients that are controlled substances the Compounded Drug Ingredient (CDI) segment is repeated.
A Pharmacy Trailer (TP) segment should be included for each pharmacy and should be the last segment for each pharmacy.
The Transaction Set Trailer (TT) segment signals the end of a transmission and must be inserted at the end of the entire file.
The acknowledgement transmission ASAP 2007 segment will not be used at the current time. The process where an acknowledgement page is displayed on the HCS Upload when you submit your data will be continued.
VIII. Additional Field and Data Submission Requirements and Considerations
PAT07 and PAT08 (Last Name, First Name of Patient)
- Do not use any special characters (for example, *, "", etc.). Use only letters in patient name fields.
PAT15 (Patient's Address—State)
- Must be valid two-character state code. For example: NY, CT, NJ
PRE02 and PRE03 (Prescriber DEA Number and DEA Suffix)
- Submitted prescription information must include the DEA registration number of the individual prescribing practitioner.
- Pharmacies submitting information from hospital prescriptions may submit the DEA registration of the hospital only when dispensing prescriptions from interns, residents or foreign physicians authorized to prescribe under the hospital's DEA registration number and assigned a suffix that must be indicated on the prescription.
AIR02 (State Issued Rx Serial Number)
Requirements for New York State Issued Prescription Serial Numbers:
- Serial numbers do NOT contain vowels and are eight (8) characters long. They are comprised of digits and letters.
- Use 99999999 to report oral and faxed prescriptions.
- Use ZZZZZZZZ to report out-of-state prescriptions and prescriptions from Veteran's Administration Facilities.
- Do not use 'O', 'T', 'E', 'H', 'S' etc. eight times to substitute for an actual serial number.
- Do not leave the serial number field blank.