TDH Incorporates Interstate Data Into CSMD

September 7, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Health has recently enhanced the information available within the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database. TDH has completed work with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s NABP PMP Interconnect to share prescription monitoring data with 11 other states, with special emphasis on contiguous states.

TDH currently has data sharing agreements with Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Sharing data across state lines enables physicians and other healthcare providers using the CSMD to find out what controlled substances might have been previously dispensed by healthcare providers in other states.  

TMA reminds physicians and other licensed prescribers to check the appropriate boxes on the bottom of the patient request screen within the CSMD to select other states to be considered for each patient report. Each linked state has different laws regarding access to and the use of their prescription monitoring information. Incorporating additional states into reports may also increase response time or in some cases a timeout as Tennessee has no control of the response time from other states.  

TDH is continually working to add more states to the CSMD. 

Visit the CSMD and Prescription Safety Act FAQs to learn more.