MEDENT has partnered with IdenTrust to provide identity proofing and issuance of digital certificates used to digitally sign and electronically send DEA prescriptions.
Any MEDENT provider that will do EPCS (Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances) must perform the Identity Proofing process, as well as purchase a USB token and digital certificate by clicking the BUY button below. The USB token must be used for a provider to digitally sign and transmit a controlled substance electronically. To complete your identity proofing you will need to provide your name, address, phone number, date of birth, Social Security number, a credit card number in your name, and your driver's license. It takes about a week from the time you complete the process on this site to the time you receive your token in the mail.
NOTE: Applicants who apply under MEDENT will receive a discounted price for your certificate and hardware; however, these discounts will not be reflected until you start the check out process where you provide payment information.
Choosing Your Certificate
For EPCS Prescribing
If you will be using credentials for EPCS prescribing, you are required to use an IGC Basic Assurance with Hardware certificate. You can select this certificate option when you choose BUY NOW to access the Certificate Selection Wizard.
For Identity-Proofing Only
If you will not be submitting EPCS-compliant prescriptions, or your EHR/EMR provides non-IdenTrust tokens, you can opt to purchase an IGC Basic Assurance Software certificate that can be used for identity-proofing only. You may choose this certificate option when you choose BUY NOW to access the Certificate Selection Wizard.
In the case where hardware is issued, ONLY THE SUBSCRIBER OF THE CERTIFICATE SHOULD HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THEIR TOKEN – In all cases, THE DIGITAL CERTIFICATE IS YOUR FORM OF IDENTIFICATION, SIMILAR TO YOUR PASSPORT OR DRIVER’S LICENSE. Under the IGC Certificate Policy, it is our responsibility as an Authorized Certification Authority to revoke the certificate in a case of hardware loss or disclosure or compromise of the private key or any certificate related password to anyone other than the subscriber.