Writing Prescriptions: Entering a Reference Prescription

Version 20.13
Path: Clinical, Billing, or Practice Management tab > Patient Chart > Medications


When a specialist or other doctor prescribes a medication for one of your patients, enter it in the patient's Medication List as a reference with a note that the medication had been written by another doctor. You can also use the reference format when entering a medical history for a patient new to your practice.

  1. Navigate to the patient's Medications by following the path above.
  2. Click the New button to open the Prescription window.
  3. In the Purpose field, use the drop-down arrow to select Med - reference only from the list.
  4. (Optional) Click the Ellipsis button in the Prescriber field, select the prescribing provider from the Address Book.
  5. (Optional) Add a diagnosis code to the Primary and Secondary DX field by clicking the drop-down or typing a portion of the name and pressing Enter on your keyboard.
  6. In the Drug field, begin typing the name of the medication and click the Ellipsis button or press Enter on your keyboard.
  7. From the Medication Finder window, select the medication by double-clicking or highlighting the medication and clicking the OK button.
  8. Complete the prescription.
  9. Click the Save button.