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  • DEA Number Registration for Surgeons, Optometrists, Dentists, FQHCs, RHCs, Mental Health Service Providers, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Provider Associations

    Effective July 8, 2013, Alabama Medicaid will DENY any claim for a controlled drug written by a prescriber who does not have their Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number registered with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and on file at Medicaid.

    These edits are designed to prevent controlled substances from being filled when the prescription is written by an unauthorized prescriber. 

    Click here to read the ALERT about this change

    Click here to find out how to register online with the DOJ

    What actions need to be taken to prevent claims for denying on July 8, 2013?


    Physicians Make sure your DEA number is registered with DOJ and is on your enrollment file at Medicaid. Medicaid deadline for submission: June 21, 2013.

    To confirm if your DEA number is appropriately registered with the DOJ, and to ensure your correct address/contact information is registered with the DOJ, you may call the Department of Justice Registration Number Toll Free: (888) 514-7302 or (888) 514-8051. Prescribers of controlled substances are mandated to re-register their DEA license every three years.

    To ensure your DEA is on file at Medicaid, fax a copy of the provider’s DEA Registration Certificate to Provider Enrollment (fax 334-215-4298) and include the provider’s Name, NPI number, and license number on the certificate. Medicaid will apply the DEA to all service locations based on the provider’s NPI and license number. The DEA information should be received by Provider Enrollment prior to June 21, 2013. This deadline will allow Provider Enrollment time to enter the information in the provider’s file before the July 8, 2013, implementation date.

    Pharmacies If you are receiving the informational edits, contact the provider who ordered the prescription and advise them to fax a copy of the provider’s DEA Registration Certificate to Provider Enrollment (fax 334-215-4298) and include the provider’s Name, NPI number, and license number on the certificate.