- A list of the prescriber’s patients, if any, who are visiting multiple prescribers, which might be an indication of doctor shopping. Research compiled by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that doctor shoppers are at an increased risk for prescription drug overdose.
- A list of the prescriber’s patients that have the highest morphine equivalent doses. Guidelines issued by the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team use 80 mg morphine equivalency dosing (MED) as a “trigger threshold,” as the odds of an overdose are significantly higher above that dose.
- The drugs most commonly prescribed by the clinician and a list of the prescriber’s patients that have received a prescription for an OARRS reportable drug in the past year.
Accessing a Practice Insight Report is a simple process:
Step 1: After logging into OARRS, press the Submit link in the Requests Menu. This is the same link you press to request a Patient Rx History Report.
Step 2: In the upper left-hand corner of the request screen, above where you would enter your patient’s last name, there is a drop-down box that currently says “Patient.” Change this to Practitioner. After the screen changes, press the “Submit” button. There is no need to enter any additional information; the form is pre-populated.
Step 3: After your request has been submitted, click “View” from the requests menu. You will now see your “Practitioner” request listed among your normal “Patient” requests. Within a minute or two, your report will be ready for you to review.
The Practice Insight Report is run based on the Drug Enforcement Administration number that you provided on your OARRS registration. If you did not provide this number, or if it is out of date, please contact the OSBP to update your information.
The OSBP believes that this new report will provide prescribers with a wealth of new information but also recognizes that many prescribers would like to see additional information.
Health care professionals registered with OARRS can expect additional information added to the Practice Insight Report over the coming months and years as new sources of data become available. The OSBP encourages OARRS users to provide feedback and suggestions regarding this report or other system improvements.
The OSBP encourages all prescribers to register with OARRS.