In order to prescribe controlled substances electronically, the DEA requires two items: A one-time ID Proofing process to verify the prescribers’ identity and ongoing Two-Factor Authentication each time a provider writes a Schedule drug(s) for a patient.
- To start, you will need to purchase an annual authentication license and optional hard token (which will provide you with your two-factor authentication information). Please note that you can use your mobile device as an alternative to the hard token, if you prefer.
- Following this, you will need to correctly answer a series of questions as posed by our ID Proofing partner, Experian. These questions, which can query information such as previous addresses and bank account information, satisfy DEA ID Proofing requirements for EPCS. Please note that we here at DxWeb have no access to any information you enter as part of this process.
- Once your identity has been verified by Experian, you will need to set up your two-factor authentication account with Symantec, which is used as part of the EPCS prescribing process.
- Please allow for up to 10 days for successful completion of this process as all information provided needs to be certified to us by both Experian and Symantec.