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This code specifies whether the enrollee met the chronic condition algorithm criteria, considering both Medicare and Medicaid data, for having a Personality Disorder.

This code specifies whether the enrollee met the chronic condition algorithm criteria, considering only Medicaid data, for having a Personality Disorder.

This code specifies whether the enrollee met the chronic condition algorithm criteria, considering only Medicare data, for having a Personality Disorder.

The encrypted NCPDP identifier for a business entity that has been reported to serve as the headquarters for chains, buying groups or third party contracting organizations. There may be multiple relationship IDs (variable called RELATIONSHIP_ID) that link to a common parent organization.

Number of months the beneficiary was enrolled in a Pharmacy Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan (PAHP) Managed Care Plan in the calendar year.

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

This is the taxonomy code for the pharmacy. This field allows researchers to better understand the type of pharmacy that dispensed the medication.

The start date of the pharmacy's relationship with a chain or franchise as reported to NCPDP.

Some pharmacies share a relationship with a common organization. For each of these pharmacies, there is a relationship ID (RELATIONSHIP_ID) and type (RELATIONSHIP_TYPE).

An encrypted NCPDP identifier for a chain or franchise organization that the pharmacy has a relationship with.

Some pharmacies share a relationship with a common organization. For each of these pharmacies, there is a maximum of one relationship ID (RELATIONSHIP_ID) and type (RELATIONSHIP_TYPE). When a relationship was not specified, both the relationship ID and relationship type variables are null (missing).

The end date of the pharmacy's relationship with a chain or franchise as reported to NCPDP.

Some pharmacies share a relationship with a common organization. For each of these pharmacies, there is a relationship ID (RELATIONSHIP_ID) and type (RELATIONSHIP_TYPE).

The pharmacy relationship type indicates whether or not the pharmacy has a chain or franchise relationship with another entity.

This variable describes the secondary type of pharmacy that filled the prescription, if applicable.

Providers are not required by NCPDP to specify a secondary dispenser type.

This is the secondary taxonomy code for the pharmacy, if applicable. This field allows researchers to better understand the type of pharmacy that dispensed the medication. Pharmacies are not required by NCPDP to specify a secondary dispenser type.

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.

This variable describes the tertiary type of pharmacy that filled the prescriptionm, if applicable.

Providers are not required by NCPDP to specify a tertiary dispenser type.

This is the tertiary taxonomy code for the pharmacy, if applicable. This field allows researchers to better understand the type of pharmacy that dispensed the medication. Pharmacies are not required by NCPDP to specify a tertiary dispenser type.

The last day of business for the pharmacy at this location, as reported to NCPDP. This variable is populated with dates only for stores that have closed or are planning to close. The date may not correspond with the year of the data file.

The date the pharmacy opened at this location, as reported by the pharmacy to NCPDP.

The state where the pharmacy is physically located, using the standard two-character postal state code.

CODE INDICATING THE PLACE WHERE THE SERVICE WAS PERFORMED.

A code indicating where the service was performed. CMS 1500 values are used for this data element.

This variable is the unique plan benefit package (PBP) identifier for the beneficiary’s Part D plan of record for the year.  CMS assigns an identifier to each PBP within a contract that a Part D plan sponsor has with CMS.

If the beneficiary was enrolled in more than one plan during the year, this is the plan benefit package identifier for the plan in which the beneficiary was enrolled at the end of the year. 

This variable is the unique plan benefit package (PBP) number for the plan sponsor's contract. CMS assigns an identifier to each PBP within a contract that a plan sponsor has with CMS.

This field is a key that links the plan sponsor's contract and plan identifiers.

This variable is the unique plan benefit package (PBP) number for the plan sponsor's contract. CMS assigns an identifier to each PBP within a contract that a plan sponsor has with CMS. This was the Plan ID for the plan in 2014. It may or may not be the same as the Plan ID in the reference year (2015).

This field is a key that links the plan sponsor's contract and plan identifiers.

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