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01/17/2013

New online reporting application for CURES program


The state Department of Justice announced that Atlantic Associates has implemented its online direct dispense reporting application for data submission to California’s prescription monitoring program, Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES).

This new application is primarily designed for direct dispensing practitioners but is also for those pharmacies and software vendors without the ability to create an electronic .txt file in ASAP format for submission of data to CURES. Pharmacies that do not fill any controlled substance prescriptions may also use this application to report to CURES. Effective immediately, the Department of Justice will no longer accept paper data submissions.

Additionally, the Department of Justice is requiring several new data fields be reported to CURES as of Jan. 1. Data submitted without these additional fields after Feb. 28 will be rejected.

Questions regarding these changes/additions should be directed to the data vendor, Atlantic Associates, at 800.539.3370.

Notice of changes to the CURES program

Atlantic Associates’ instruction manual for reporting data to CURES