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

This variable describes the type of pharmacy that filled the prescription. NCPDP requires all providers to specify a primary dispenser type.

Comments

For each pharmacy, there is information for up to three dispenser types (see SECONDARY_DISPENSER_TYPE and TERTIARY_DISPENSER_TYPE variables).

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™