Drummond Extends Relationship with IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions as a Compliance Partner and More
Drummond, whose EPCS Certification Process used to conduct the audit was approved by the DEA in 2012, has performed over 100 EPCS Audits, and was selected by IQSS to assist in their audit of their Dr. First EPCS integration. Drummond was able to expedite the contracting process and within two weeks after finalizing the contract process, scheduled and completed testing for IQSS to earn their EPCS Certification Report in a timely manner.
The DEA EPCS Audit started with Drummond’s EPCS experts thoroughly reviewing the DEA regulations with IQSS to ensure a firm understanding of the requirements of the process. After a rigorous review process, they carefully reviewed their application for compliance to 21 CFR part 1311 to demonstrate compliance and earn certification of their EHR EPCS features.
“Drummond has served us well for our ONC and EPCS/ DEA certifications and provided important guidance to us over the past two years. Drummond’s team of experts and their certification processes gave us confidence in knowing that we are compliant with regulatory mandates and in supporting our practices in enhancing patient care.“
Amy Hansen, AmerisourceBergen, Product Manager, IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions
Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) is a Federal Rule which allows for the electronic transmission of prescriptions of Controlled Substances. In response to the rising prescription drug abuse problem, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and states worked together to create programs and legislation to deter abuse and misuse. EPCS has mandates at the national and local levels governed by the DEA to reduce the potential for diversion, and subsequent abuse of controlled substances.
The DEA Title 21 CFR provides guidance for EPCS. EPCS technology is addressing the problem of forged or stolen prescriptions by requiring authentication of prescribers, improving security standards, and auditing activity on EPCS platforms. States that mandate this today include New York, Maine, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. By 2022 half the states in the US will mandate EPCS certification.