[ Tuesday, June 18, 2002 ]
On the same date as the employer identifier issues, HHS withdrew the implementation of the NDC drug codes and replaced them with the currently-used HCPCS or "j" codes. It seems the NDC codes don't really reflect the way prescription drugs are noted and reported, but has more to do with the way they are packaged. At least that's what I've been told. Since I don't actually engage in EDI involving drug reporting, I don't really know how this works, but you can go here
for more information. Again, it's PDF format.
Jeff [2:27 PM]
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