CHANGE FROM ASAP 4.1 TO ASAP 4.2B FOR CURES DATA SUBMISSION
Beginning August 1, 2024, dispensers will be required to report dispensations to the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) using version 4.2B of the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) format. Presently, California dispensation data is reported using the ASAP version 4.1 format. This format change will improve data quality by offering more data fields and clarifying certain other data fields. Dispensers submit this data electronically to the DOJ’s CURES via the data collection vendor, Bamboo Health. Starting on August 1, 2024,* submissions that do not conform to the requirements of the ASAP version 4.2B format will be rejected by Bamboo Health.
ASAP 4.2B FAQs created by CURES provides data submitters and data submission software vendors the answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the change from reporting in the ASAP version 4.1 format to reporting in the ASAP version 4.2B format.
ASAP 4.1 Dispenser Guide Recent Revision
A new version of the Dispenser Guide ASAP 4.1 was uploaded 12/14/2023 and is live for reference in PMP Clearinghouse. Modifications were made to section 6.3.2 (correcting erred records) and 6.3.3 (correcting accepted records via file submission). Please refer to this guide for assistance with the ASAP version 4.1 format currently required for California submitters
For general information on the current data reporting process, visit the CURES public website at https://oag.ca.gov/cures. See the section titled “Controlled Substance Data Reporting.”
For more information on the current ASAP version 4.1 format and the process for submitting data to Bamboo Health, please contact Bamboo Health at (855) 502-0999 or submit a ticket at the top of this page.
For questions regarding this bulletin, please contact the CURES Program at email@example.com or (916) 210-3187.