We are writing to give you the latest update around DEA verification.
What is the latest update?
The USDOJ moved forward with a change to their electronic verification process on 12/30/2020. This change was complex and impacted all organizations with an integration to the USDOJ DEA electronic verification portal, including Modio. The result of this change is that we no longer are able to verify a DEA license using one of our automatic updaters ( ).
How did we get here?
Back in October and November, we sent out communications to alert you of multiple changes that were occurring to the electronic DEA verification process. While we don’t know the exact reason for the changes instituted by these government agencies the general consensus by many industry experts is that they were prompted by the desire to make DEA numbers less accessible to the general public. Regardless, the change involved NTIS no longer offering a subscription service for DEA license verification and our moving to a new integration with USDOJ, which had additional requirements to electronically verify a license. You can review our first or second communications on our blog.
What are the next steps?
Modio is working to determine if we will be able to restore this functionality but at this time the DEA updater is unavailable. As we continue to explore options and develop solutions, we have made some changes in the platform to assist with the change in workflow:
We have unlocked the greyed-out fields in DEA licenses: This will allow you to manually update an expiration on a license already in the system and keep other data points up to date. Our alerts system will continue to function normally as long as the license record contains a current expiration date, so if you plan to update your providers’ DEA license numbers manually, you can continue to monitor alerts as usual.
The new USDOJ link can be accessed on DEA licenses in OneView: As you know, we keep the primary source links on each license so you can manually launch to the website. (The new link for USDOJ is: https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms2/spring/validationLogin?execution=e1s1) For the new website, please know that you will need to know the following information to verify the license: DEA number, Last name, SSN, Zip code of address associated with the license, DOB, expiration on the license. As you can see, the new requirements are more complex and you must navigate through multiple screens to complete the verification.
Other controlled substance updaters: Because the SAMHSA/X (Buprenorphine) and state CDS updaters are not functionally impacted by the USDOJ, they will continue to function as normal.
At this time, we are working to develop a solution that will hopefully restore the ability for you to electronically verify a DEA license on the platform. We will be sending out additional emails in the coming weeks and keeping you up to date with the latest developments.
Thank you again for your continued patience!