Using the DNP Portal
The DNP Portal has multiple ways to deliver match information to an agency. The delivery method is based upon approved data sources and where in the payment lifecycle the match is reviewed.
Allows the agency to search by name or other uniquely identifiable information (e.g., Tax Identification Number) to match against approved data sources. The match results are immediately available in the Portal for review.
Batch Matching allows the agency to send a payment file to DNP to match against approved data sources. If the agency submits its file by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, match results are available in the Portal the next day.
Continuous Monitoring (ConMon)
ConMon allows a comparison of the agency payee file against approved data sources based on the specified frequency (e.g., bi-weekly, monthly, and yearly) of payee file submission by the agency. The DNP data sources are refreshed regularly and will continuously match the file to the data sources when there is an update to either the agency file or the data source. This eliminates the need to repeatedly submit a file to DNP and allows the agency to have the most up-to-date match results. If the agency submits its file by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, match results are available in the Portal the next business day.
Payment Integration (Federal Agencies Only)
Payment Integration is provided to all agencies that use Treasury to disburse funds. Death data sources are offered as the default data sources to which all payments are matched.
Payment Integration can be understood as matching payments against these data sources at the time of disbursement. Specifically, the agency begins Payment Integration by processing its payments through the Payment Automation Manager (PAM). Payment files are submitted by the agency in the PAM Standard Payment Request (SPR) format. The agency's PAM SPR file is transmitted to the Portal for matching against death data sources. Match results are available in the Portal the next business day for Adjudication.
Results from Payment Integration are available after payment is issued and can be used for the purposes of payment recapture or identifying future improper payments. DNP does not stop payments that have been identified by the agency as improper.
A Web Service/Application Programming Interface (API) creates a connection with agency payment systems and the DNP Portal. This integrates the functionalities of the Portal within agency internal systems.
There are currently two query options for API:
- Single Query API call contains the search criteria of one entity to be matched against your agency's approved data source(s). The DNP response will include data source match result(s) for that single entity.
- Multiple Query API call contains the search criteria of up to 100 entities to be matched against your agency's approved data source(s). The DNP response will include data source match result(s) for the searched entities.