The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy’s national standard used in reporting controlled substances dispensed to state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) will have its use expanded to report all prescriptions in the state of Nebraska.

The Nebraska PDMP is leveraging the ASAP standard to report not only controlled substances dispensed but also all other prescriptions that will feed into the state’s health information exchange. Working together with Nebraska PDMP staff, the ASAP workgroup was able to address data fields Nebraska would need when reporting all prescriptions. One field added to the standard as a result was to allow the reporting of the directions that appear on the prescription label.