Introduction to the CMS EPCS Program Webinar Materials Now Available

The Introduction to the CMS EPCS Program Webinar held on January 12, 2023, is now available on the EPCS website.

The posted materials include a copy of the webinar recording, slides, and transcript. Additionally, a Questions and Answers summary document addressing all questions received before and during the webinar is now available. 

What EPCS support resources are available? 

CMS is committed to providing support and resources to clinicians included in the EPCS Program:  

  • The EPCS website will provide a centralized location for resources and updates for clinicians.  
  • The EPCS listserv will provide general updates on the EPCS Program as they are available and upcoming program deadlines; prescribers can sign up at CMS Listserv  
  • The EPCS Service Center will serve as the primary point of contact to help address program questions. 

EPCS Contact 1-888-288-8292
Email: [email protected]

Information Technology Resource & Issues 

The Information Technology Committee will address issues and provide resources for our members. 

The I.T. Committee is tasked with providing MOA members with guidance on issues related to I.T., current regulations and advocating on I.T. policies. The task list includes: 

  • Providing advocacy on issues related to IT, e.g., MAPS, interoperability and payor rules and regulations
  • Maintaining a list of vetted technology vendors for EHR implementation
  • Communicating with the Education Committee regarding I.T. issues, suggest speakers and educational sessions
  • Post news & updates on cyber security and EHR from trusted resources
  • Utilize MOA business relationships to provide trusted information and education on protecting information

Key issues

  • Interoperability
  • EHR policies and regulations
  • Cyber Security
  • MAPS
  • Software implementation 

If you have a comment or question regarding information technology issues, please use the I.T. Contact Form to contact the Information Technology Committee of the MOA. If you have a suggestion on an issue where the I.T. Committee could provide more information, please note that in the comments section. 

I.T. Contact Form


From Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan:
"Virtual Physical Examinations: How to perform a thorough evaluation"
This webinar provides an overview of how to perform thorough evaluation for virtual physical examinations.

Link: Virtual Physical Examinations
BCBSM Virtual Exam video

Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

MAPS enables practitioners to determine if patients are receiving controlled substances from other providers and to assist in the prevention of prescription drug abuse. Registration to MAPS online is easy and only takes a few minutes. MAPS online is available 24/7 to request MAPS reports.

MAPS Website
MAPS Contact information 
Telephone: 517-241-0166
Fax: 517-241-5072
Email: [email protected]
Appriss Health Customer First Center (MAPS provider): 1-844-364-4767

MAPS Software Integration

The vendors listed in the link below have completed integration with Apriss PMP Gateway. There are additional vendors in review, development and testing that may be added to the list. 

MAPS Software integration page
Integration Request Form
Vendors List for integrating with MAPS (PDF)

The MOA provides a comment form to submit questions or concerns regarding the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS). The MOA has been working with a collaborative group of organizations representing prescribers. LARA has been receptive to the concerns that have been raised but we want to continue to collect examples of where some of the regulations will present obstacles to providers delivering quality care.

If you have concerns or examples of why the MAPS regulations are presenting obstacles to your practice and your ability to provide quality patient care, please submit your comments below. The form will also allow you to submit a file (Word, PDF, etc.)if that is more convenient.

MOA MAPS comment form

Revised FAQ on Michigan Opioid Laws

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) have released an updated ‘Michigan Opioid Laws, Frequently Asked Questions’, document.


LARA Michigan Opioid Laws FAQ (PDF)