Medicaid Compliant Tamper Resistant Rx Paper Products from Micro Format, Inc.
Micro Format, Inc.
Est. 1983 ~ On Line Since 1995
With corporate offices located
in Chicago Illinois and with affiliated manufacturing facilities
located in cities across the United States,
Micro Format manufactures
medical prescription paper using the latest technologies to prevent accurate unauthorized document duplication with photocopiers,
scanners or through the use of digital photography.
In 2008, in an effort to eliminate Prescription Fraud, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a comprehensive tamper resistant Rx Script Program.
The reason Medicaid requirements were put in place is simply to prevent Medicaid prescription fraud. Medicaid loses millions and millions of dollars annually due to forged or altered prescriptions.
By making it harder for patients to alter or forge prescriptions, which affects the sale of illegal drugs, it is anticipated that Medicaid can save a significant amount of money. Every Doctor should be concerned about forged and altered prescriptions since it is their signature that appears on the script.
Forged and altered prescriptions affect everyone with higher insurance costs as well as higher state and federal taxes.
Full compliance with the rules and regulations set forth in the The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) program is now mandatory.
All MEDICAID Prescriptions MUST be written on Tamper Resistant Paper.
To comply, all Medicaid Scripts must contain One or More industry-recognized features from each of
THREE CATAGORIES of Security as specified by CMS.
Micro Format and Secure Guard Prescription Paper Products
meet and exceed
Medicaid Tamper Resistant Requirements for all three categories.
In addition, Micro Format, Inc., is an approved manufacturer of Secure Prescription Paper
in every State in which approval is required.
What are the Medicaid "Tamper Resistant" Prescription Requirements?
For a prescription to be considered "Tamper Resistant,"
prescriptions must contain at least one feature in each of three catagories.
How are "Industry-recognized" security features defined and
- Category One ~
One or More industry-recognized features designed to prevent unauthorized copying of a completed or blank prescription form.
- Category Two ~
One or More industry-recognized features designed to prevent the erasure or modification of information written on a prescription by the prescriber.
- Category Three ~
One or More industry-recognized features designed to prevent the use of counterfeit prescription forms.
what are some of the features that meet the requirements as stated?
- Category One
- Void Pantograph background (Hidden Message Technology)
- Reverse Rx Symbol
- Micro Printing
- Artificial Watermark on back of script
- Coin Activated Ink
- Category Two
- Colored Shaded Pantograph background
- Toner Grip Security Coating
- "Check and Balance" printed features such as
"quantity" check boxes, and space to indicate
"number of medications" written on prescription form
- Category Three
- Security Feature Warning Box and Warning Bands
- Security Back Printing
- Coin Activated Validation
- Batch Number identification
- Secure Rub Color Change Ink
- Consecutive Numbering
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The following States which adopted security requirements prior to the Medicaid legislation are not required to make changes to their current program. California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Wyoming.
All Micro Format and Secure Guard Prescription Paper Products meet and exceed ALL Medicaid requirements.
This site is designed for use by
DOCTORS, HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS and MEDICAL CLINICS
Proper documentation is required to order documents from this web site.
Under our licensing agreement, all orders for Document Security Paper are
reviewed and the information provided is confirmed by our Document Security
The use of Script Paper is controlled by Federal and State
Agencies. Any attempt to purchase script documents by unauthorized persons
or by persons providing falsified information will be reported to the proper
authorities for prosecution to the full extent of the law.
Acceptance of any and all orders for Document Security Paper is at the
discretion of the Micro Format Document Security Compliance Team.
Information relative to
"HIDDEN MESSAGE TECHNOLOGY"
It is important to note that copier technology is ever changing.
Thus messages hidden on Rx Paper Products will appear most of the time.
However the "VOID" message cannot be guaranteed to appear 100% of the time on 100% of the copiers or scanners on the market today.
What IS IMPORTANT is that Micro Format Prescription Paper cannot be accurately duplicated such that a pharmacist will mistake a copy for an original.
Pharmacist's Script Validation Resource