Compounding QuickSCRIP offers an integrated compounding system. With this system, you can add and manage compounded drugs in your drug database, track ingredient proportions and estimate costs, and transmit these compounded drugs to insurance companies for reimbursement.
For directions on generating Compound Record Forms click here.
Activating Compounding in QuickSCRIP
By default, compounding is disabled in QuickSCRIP. If you wish to use the compounding features, you will need to activate them.
- Start at the Pharmacy Main Menu
- Choose Option 3 Utility
- Choose Option 3 Business Control File
- Choose Option 6 Additional Rx Custom Screen 3
- On Line 20 set Enable Compnd System to Y
There are additional settings you may with to enable as well:
On Line 21, Compnd Refills: Use Prev Disp or Drug Cmpnd Table?
- G (system default) QuickSCRIP will use the current compounding table from the drug for EVERY fill of the prescription. This means that
if a drug's compounding table has been modified or updated after a prescription was filled, then the refill will use the new table.
- P QuickSCRIP will use the compounding table from the previous dispensing instead of the drug file on refills. Refills will send the same compound table information
as was sent on the original fill, and will ignore any modifications or changes that were made to the drug in between fills.
Setting up a Drug
Once Compounding has been enabled in QuickSCRIP, you can begin to build compounding tables for your drugs.
You will need to add all of the ingredients for a compound as separate drugs in your drug file. Make sure to include the name and strength of the ingredient, the quantity and metric multipliers, as well as the pricing values.
Mark a Drug as a Compound
Once all the ingredients are entered, you can then create the compound drug. Enter the drug in the Drug File Maintenance as you would any normal drug, or take a pre-existing drug in your database that you plan to be the compound.
To designate the drug as a compound, add a C in front of the NDC number on line 2. This will not print on your labels or be sent as part of an insurance transmission.
After a drug has been marked as a compound in the Drug File Maintenance screen, a new menu option will appear at the bottom. The & (ampersand) command will now take you to the Compound table screen.
- Lines 1 - 20 allow you to enter ingredients that make up your compound. These ingredients must be pre-entered into your database as
separate drugs. You will also input how much of each ingredient is required to make up a batch of the compound. Additionally, you and see and edit price values and costs.
- The Exclude Column, to the far right, allows you to exclude certain drugs from being transmitted. This is handy for transmitting claims to an insurance that
won't cover all the ingredients in the table.
- Form, Unit Type, and Route on Lines 26, 27, and 28 allows you to set descriptive details for the compound. These values are required by some insurances.
- Form describes what form the compound is dispensed as. Examples include capsules, creams, powders, or suppositories.
- Unit Type works the same as in the Drug File Maintenance screen. Designates whether the medication is measured as Ounces, Micrograms, Capsules, or Individually (each).
- Route? describes the Route of Administration. These can include nasally, orally, or injection.
- Line 34 sets the Level of Effort, insurance companies use this code to determine reimbursement values for compounding fees. These values are set by insurance companies,
but typically range from an 11 (simple compound) to a 15 (complex compound mixed in a sterile environment). Line 35 allows you to toggle whether the Level of Effort is transmitted or not.
- Line 36 sets the DUR code. Some insurances require an accompanying DUR code for compounded claims. This value can be set here, and Line 37
can toggle whether this value is sent or not. For more information on DUR codes, click here. As a note, the most common DUR code for compounds is TDM01B which covers Therapeutic Duplication.
Menu Commands can be found at the bottom of the screen.
- Q Quits the compounding screen and discards any changes made to the table.
- E Exits the screen and saves changes.
- C Allows you to change a specific line number, rather than cycle through all the fields.
- P Prints the compounding table information to your report printer.