Dr. First and BestNotes are partners, and are able to launch a Dr. First web session from BestNotes. This is a single sign-on solution, and once setup is complete, you will only need to login to BestNotes to navigate to Dr. First. Demographics and Diagnosis are managed in BestNotes and populated into Dr. First, and Medications and Allergies are managed in Dr. First and populate into BestNotes.


Category Search: Using therapeutic categories to find the drug you wish to prescribe

Co-pay: The flat rate or dollar amount the patient will pay for his or her prescription

Coinsurance: The percent the patient will pay for his or her prescription

Electronic prescription: A prescription sent directly from the provider to a pharmacy through SureScripts

Prescription benefit: This determines whether the patient has a prescription drug benefit

Enter details screen: The screen where components of the prescription are entered, including the sig

Favorite prescription: A medication that you routinely prescribe for your patients

Fax prescription: A prescription sent directly to the pharmacy fax machine

Formulary: A list of drugs that provide information on coverage and co-pays from the patient's insurance or health plan

Formulary coverage codes: Codes which determine prescription drug benefit coverage for a particular medication, such as step therapy (ST), or prior authorization (PA)

Formulary Status: The coverage status determined by a patient's health plan. A drug can have formulary or non-formulary status, or preferred status, such as P1, P2, etc.

Medication: A drug that the patient is already taking

Medical History: A list of medications that the patient has taken in the past; this information may be obtained from the health plan or PBM or pharmacy

Prescription: An oral, written, faxed or electronic order of medication

Prescription status: This status provides transmission information on the prescription you sent whether it has been received by the pharmacy

Provider: A health care professional such as a MD, DO, NP, PA

Refills: The number of times a prescription can be refilled at the pharmacy without requiring a new prescription

Pharmacy Message: A request from the pharmacy to obtain additional refills on a prescription or receive an updated prescription

Sig: Instructions for the patient on how to use or take his or her prescription, including amount and frequency

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