Surescripts New Computer Generated (CG) Fax Policy
According to the Surescripts New Computer Generated (CG) Fax Policy communication Important_Changes_for_Surescripts_Submissions_through_eClinicalWorks_March_2012® (www.surescripts.com), format changes for submission will change:
Our analysis of faxable error messages on the Surescripts network indicates that some error conditions are analogous to the transient/temporary network transmission failures mentioned in the CY 2009 CMS PFS rule cited above. Thus, Surescripts will continue to convert these faxable errors (i.e., error code 6001) into CG‐faxes indefinitely. On the other hand, Surescripts has determined that the remaining faxable‐error message types (i.e., error code 9002) are not analogous to transient/temporary network transmission failures, so Surescripts will discontinue the conversion of these error types into CG‐faxes in order to be in compliance with CMS rule. Surescripts will implement the changes necessary to terminate the conversion of these latter types of faxable‐error messages on 03/28/2012 (CMS is aware that we will be taking additional time to implement this phase out).
(Source: Surescripts New Computer Generated (CG) Fax Policy – December15, 2011)
As a result, data entry formatting within eClinicalWorks must align with these new standards to avoid error messages and failed submissions. This notice expands on the Surescripts Directory Update communication distributed to all eClinicalWorks e-prescribing_primer clients in September 2011. To review this earlier document, log on to my.eclinicalworks.com and click the Documents menu, and then click the Notifications tab.