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This variable is contained in the following files: Part D Pharmacy Characteristics File
SAS Name
DME_SRVC_IND

This variable is an indicator as to whether or not the pharmacy offers some level of durable medical equipment (DME).

Comments

This variable is new in 2012. This information is optional, and not required to be reported by pharmacies to NCPDP.

Additional details regarding the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) source data are available at: https://www.ncpdpdataq.org/dataQInfo/pages/dataQFiles.htm.

Source: NCDPD DataQ™

CodeCode value
Y
Yes, pharmacy offers DME
N
No, pharmacy does not offer DME
Null
This information has not been reported by the pharmacy.