Acute Medication Service
The Acute Medication Service (AMS) introduces the Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP) and supports the provision of pharmaceutical care services for acute episodes of care and any associated counselling and advice.
On receiving a prescription in the pharmacy, the barcode is scanned and the electronic prescription message for that prescription is retrieved. The pharmacist then uses this information for dispensing purposes, reducing the need for data entry and transcription. Dispensing a prescription creates and sends an electronic claim message to support payment with electronic endorsements included. Fro more information on electronic endorsements, please refer to the NSS Endorsing Guide.
Electronic Claims must be the default approach for all reimbursement claims where available. The eClaim target for the Service Efficiency Payment is 80%, including care home, instalment and stoma claims.