Effective July 8, 2013, Alabama Medicaid began Denying any claim for a controlled drug written by a prescriber who did 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 change
Click here to find out how to register on line with the DOJ
To prevent claims from denying
Physicians – Make sure your DEA number is registered with DOJ and is on your enrollment file at Medicaid.
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.