Requirements for Implementing the NCPDP Standard (Rev. 1, 10-01-03)

by  Jared Staheli
June 18th, 2015

Retail pharmacies will be identified by a value of A5 in the specialty code as received by the National Supplier Clearinghouse. Only DMERC suppliers with an A5 specialty code may use the NCPDP standard. The DMERCs, their EDI submitters, and their other trading partners are required to transmit the NDCs in the NCPDP standards for identification of prescription drugs dispensed through a retail pharmacy. NDCs replace the drug HCPCS codes for retail pharmacy drug transactions billed to DMERCs via the NCPDP standards.


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