EPCS: Do I meet the requirements to prescribe controlled substances?


EPCS Requirements in DrChrono

DrChrono EHR supports the prescription of controlled substances within its e-Rx feature. Before prescribing controlled substances, several requirements must be met. DrChrono does not support e-prescribing outside of the United States.

Personal Requirements

  • Registration with the DEA to provide controlled substances and satisfy all prerequisites found here, as needed: Prerequisite Registrations Needed for EPCS.
  • Identifying information to pass a Level of Assurance 3 (LOA 3) ID proofing check provided ID.me.
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Social Security Number
    • DEA Number
    • NPI Number
    • Address
    • Email
    • Mobile Phone Number
  • Satisfy the system requirements for DrChrono, found here: EPCS System Requirements
  • You must also own a mobile device capable of installing the ID.me Authenticator app available on iOS and Android.

Account Requirements

  • You must be on a paid Hippocrates, Apollo, or Apollo Plus DrChrono account with the EPCS add-on. Apollo Plus accounts have the EPCS feature included. To add EPCS to your account, contact your account manager or email accountmanager@drchrono.com.
  • You must be on a provider account. Nursing and scheduling staff members cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Setup Requirements

  • You must have completed the e-Rx setup process prior to setting up EPCS. To set up e-Rx, please visit our guide found here: Setting Up eRx with ID.me.
  • You must have 2-Factor Authentication enabled in your account. To enable 2-Factor Authentication, please visit our guide here: How do I set up 2-Factor Authentication in my account?
  • You must have filled out all e-prescribing identifier information in your DrChrono account settings shown below.



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