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This variable is contained in the following files: Part D Drug Event File
SAS Name
PHRMCY_SRVC_TYPE_CD

The type of pharmacy used. This variable indicates the type of pharmacy that dispensed the prescription, as recorded on the PDE.  

CMS requires Part D plans to maintain pharmacy networks that are sufficient to ensure access to Medicare beneficiaries – including retail, home infusion, and long-term care pharmacies.  Plan sponsors have contracts with pharmacies to provide “in-network” services.

Comments

This variable was new in 2013 and required for all PDEs beginning on February 28, 2013.

Source: PDE

CodeCode value
01
Community/retail pharmacy
02
Compounding pharmacy
03
Home infusion therapy provider
04
Institutional pharmacy
05
Long-term care pharmacy
06
Mail order pharmacy
07
Managed care organization (MCO) pharmacy
08
Specialty care pharmacy
99
Other
Null
Pharmacy is not in any other category above