ID PROOFING AND TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION FOR ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (EPCS)
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.
START HERE.If you are ready to begin the ID Proofing process for EPCS please proceed to purchase your two-factor authentication license and optional hard token. Following that, you will be guided through the ID proofing process. BEGIN ID PROOFING NOW
While many states are adopting EPCS voluntarily, some states, like New York, Maine, Connecticut and Minnesota, have mandated that all prescriptions, including Scheduled medications, must be sent electronically. DxScript® electronic prescribing is certified by EHNAC for Electronic Prescription for Controlled Substances (EPCS) as per DEA Rule (75 FR 16236, March 31, 2010) [Docket No. DEA-218, RIN 1117-AA61].
If you have more questions about ID PROOFING, prescribing with EPCS, or general quesitons about our ePrescribing product, DxScript, please email us using the form or call us at 212-967-1944.