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New MAPS Tools for Prescribers

An updated and more user-friendly Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS), powered by the Appriss PMP AWARxE software platform, went live this past April. Utilizing the enhanced data analytic data capabilities of the new MAPS platform, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is launching new prescriber "report cards" and clinical alerts.

Report cards offer prescribers a summary of their own prescribing history including a comparison to other prescribers of the same peer group and specialty. They will be emailed quarterly to the address associated with your MAPS account if an opioid has been prescribed in the immediately preceding six months. Report cards are intended as a clinical tool for your information and use only.

Additionally, clinical alerts will appear on your Dashboard when you log in to MAPS when certain thresholds related to prescribing such as opioid/benzodiazepine combinations and daily Morphine Milligram Equivalents are met.

Other functionality and efficiencies of the new and improved MAPS AWARxE include:

  • Patient-Centered Alerts
  • Recent Request History
  • Delegate Activity
  • Prescriber-Specific Announcements
  • Seamless Integration of Interstate Data Sharing

If you have not done so already, register for MAPS at http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600-406799--,00.html.

Technical questions regarding PMP AWARxE should be directed to Appriss at 1-844-364-4767. The Bureau of Professional Licensing's MAPS support team can be reached at 517-373-1737 or BPL-MAPS@michigan.gov regarding policy or registration questions.

For general questions regarding MAPS, contact Stacey Hettiger at (517) 336-5766 or shettiger@msms.org.

MAPS Resources

"Tips" Sheet from MSMS and the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians to ensure you have the information necessary to register readily available.

MAPS AWARxE User Registration Process Tutorial is a step-by-step tutorial created by the MDLARA Bureau of Professional Licensing's MAPS support team.

Free webinar about MAPS, including a demonstration of the new system, on the MSMS Website.

Register for MAPS

Review and update Your Health Care Specialty by logging in to MAPS and clicking on User Profile and then My Profile.

MDLARA MAPS Users Webpage - provides several helpful resources such as tutorials and user manuals.

Letter from Lt. Governor Calley regarding the new MAPS.

 

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