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THIS DATA ELEMENT IS USED TO IDENTIFY THE ORIGINAL 10- OR 11- CHARACTER FORMAT OF THE NATIONAL DRUG CODE (NDC) AND THE TYPE OF CODE, SUCH AS NDC, UNIVERSAL PRODUCT CODE - (UPC) OR HEALTH RELATED ITEM (HRI). NDCs AND HRIs ARE 10- OR 11-DIGIT CODES USED TO IDENTIFY DRUG PRODUCTS. NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS MAY ALSO HAVE SEPARATE UPCs. IN GENERAL, THE 11-DIGIT NDC IS STRUCTURED AS FOLLOWS:- LABELER CODE - 5 NUMERIC CHARACTERS- PRODUCT CODE - 4 CHARACTERS (CAN BE ALPHANUMERIC) - PACKAGE CODE - 2 CHARACTERS (CAN BE ALPHANUMERIC) THE FIRST 4 OR 5 DIGITS (LABELER CODE) OF THE NDC OR HRI (DEPENDING ON FORMAT) ARE ASSIGNED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO IDENTIFY THE MANUFACTURER. THE LAST 5 OR 6 CHARACTERS ARE ASSIGNED BY THE MANUFACTURERS TO IDENTIFY THEIR PRODUCT AND PACKAGING DESIGNATIONS. IF A COMPANY IS ASSIGNED A 4-DIGIT LABELER CODE, THEY USE A 4-4-2 FORMAT FORTHEIR DRUG PRODUCTS. THOSE ASSIGNED A 5-DIGIT LABELER CODE USE EITHER A 5-3-2, 5-4-1 OR 5-4-2 FORMAT. USER NOTE: THIS IS FIRST DATA BANK, NATIONAL DRUG DATA FILE (NDDF) DATA ELEMENT "NDCFI".

The maximum allowable quantity of a drug or service that may be dispensed per prescription per date of service or per month.

This field is to capture the actual quantity of the National Drug Code (NDC) being prescribed on the claim

This field is a code to indicate the basis by which the quantity of the National Drug Code (NDC) is expressed.

This variable is the date of death as reported on the Beneficiary’s death certificate.

This field indicates that an enrollee's date of death has been verified as the exact date of becoming deceased, according to a death certificate.

This field represents the death certificate number of the beneficiary.

This field identifies the tenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the eleventh underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the twelfth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the thirteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the fourteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the fifteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited) 

This field identifies the sixteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the seventeenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited) 

This field identifies the eighteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the nineteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the first underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the twentieth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited) 

This field identifies the second underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the third underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the fourth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the fifth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the sixth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the seventh underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

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