West Virginia physician dispensing regulations state that physicians must register as a “dispensing physician” and pay a fee of $35 every 2 years. Medications can only be dispensed to patients under their care and be dispensed as part of the office visit.
Physicians must post a sign in a conspicuous place no smaller than 8.5” x 11” which states the following: “Every patient has the right to receive a written prescription as an alternative to having legend drugs dispensed by your physician.”
Note that for controlled medications, physicians can only dispense an amount adequate to treat the patient for a maximum of 72 hours with no greater than two 72-hour cycles dispensed in any 15-day period of time.
Mid-level dispensing (PA dispensing and NP dispensing) varies from state to state, even in states where physicians may dispense. If you are unsure whether or not you may dispense in your state, please contact us for more information.
What Are the Benefits of Medication Dispensing in West Virginia?
There are several benefits for medication dispensing, including:
- Driven revenue into your practice
- Improved patient medication compliance
- Patient satisfaction and recommendations to your practice
- Reduce workload for staff (fewer pharmacy calls)
- Reduced cost to patients
- Time saved for both patients and staff
Why Should You Choose First Coast Health Solutions?
We are a leading national provider of full-service physician dispensing solutions. Our dispensing programs are designed to work with all medical, dental, and health care specialties.
By choosing our services, you have not only the software and medications to dispense but the service support necessary to keep your business thriving. We have dedicated account managers, over 800 customer support agents, guaranteed quick reimbursements, leading dispensing software, the analytics to maximize reimbursement, and proven formulary optimization.
It does not matter if you are a clinic, urgent care, hospital, or private practice; our medication dispensing software program can fit your needs and has proven successful in similar settings.
How Does First Coast Health Solutions Support West Virginia Physician Dispensing Regulations?
Most offices dispense controlled substances, and our software monitors and submit information to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP).
We are also here to support you, the physician, and understand your license is your lifeline. If you have questions about West Virginia physician dispensing regulations, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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