Helpful EPCS Information

What is EPCS?

EPCS – Electronic Prescription for Controlled Substances: The DEA has amended its regulations to allow practitioners to be able to send their prescriptions for controlled substances electronically for all Schedule II through V, in lieu of signing and faxing or calling in verbal authorizations. This would allow a pharmacist to accept, annotate, dispense and electronically archive such prescriptions.

What does a prescriber need to do before they can ePrescribe controlled substances?

1. The prescriber MUST use an EPCS certified EHR application.

2. The prescriber MUST complete an Identity Proofing Process.

3. The prescriber MUST use a Two-Factor Authentication procedure to login into his/her EHR.

What are the advantages of EPCS?

EPCS eliminates the prescribers need to sign and fax in a controlled prescription or give a verbal authorization over the phone. In addition, it reduces paperwork and the number of prescription errors that illegible handwriting, missing faxes, and misinterpreted verbal authorizations cause. Lastly, patients will be able to fill and receive their prescriptions quicker and more efficiently.

Is eMedPlus EPCS certified?

eMedPlus is EPCS certified. You can download a copy of our certificate here.

What is the cost of EPCS?

For all new prescribers that sign up now, they will incur a small cost of $1.00 annually (One Dollar). This fee is an early introductory fee that may change down the road. Sign up now!

Questions or help?

If you have any questions, concerns or need help during the process, please call 888-222-2956 to speak with an EPCS specialist or email us at epcs@mqrx.com

EPCS Certification Letter Link (Click on the logo)

eMedPlus EPCS Registration Process

DEA
Identity
Payment
Print Docs
Upload Docs
DEA

The first step in the EPCS enrollment is the verification of the prescriber DEA number

Identity

The second step in the EPCS enrollment captures all the necessary information to initiate your Identity Proofing process. The information provided MUST be your personal information, otherwise the Identity Proofing process will be delayed.

Payment

This step will collect your payment for the annual EPCS subscription. This subscription will auto-renew each year on the original payment date with the credit card provided.

Print Docs

The next step is to print the documents. After you have successfully printed the documents, click the “I have successfully printed the documents” and have the documents signed and notarized.

Upload Docs

The final step in the process is to upload the signed and notarized documents to complete the identity proofing process. After the completion of this step you will be notified when you have become EPCS certified.