DEA EPCS certification audit

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As electronic prescriptions become more popular and progressively mandated by state legislatures, healthcare practitioners and pharmacies are required to deal with another regulatory burden – compliance with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (ECPS) rule.

Simplify and streamline DEA EPCS compliance

Every two years, providers and pharmacies must undertake a third-party audit of their electronic prescription or pharmacy management applications to achieve DEA EPCS certification. The process is made more complicated by the DEA’s rigorous standards, which can be difficult to navigate.

Coalfire has developed a third-party auditing program that you can rely on for your EPCS assessment and certification. We provide:

  • Education – deliver the guidance you need to meet federal requirements before your electronic prescription or pharmacy management application is deployed.
  • Gap analysis – identify areas where the application is deficient and outline remediation recommendations.
  • Auditing services – assess and certify the application. Key factors to compliance include access controls (such as the use of DEA-approved two-factor authentication [2FA] vendors), the identification of proofing services, evidence management, system confidentiality and integrity, and the physical security of the application.
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Why choose Coalfire for your DEA EPCS certification audit?

  • We are a leading application assessment auditor for electronic prescription applications, electronic medical record providers, and payment applications.
  • We apply deep HIPAA, HITRUST, and omnibus mandate knowledge to your organization to help establish a sustainable, effective security, risk and compliance program.

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