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NDCs not required under HHS rule

Executive Summary

Neither national drug codes nor the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System would be required as the standard for reporting drugs and biologics for non-retail pharmacy transactions under HHS proposed rule. NDCs will remain the standard for retail pharmacy. The Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America wants NDCs to be used as the basis for Medicare reimbursement (1"The Pink Sheet" April 22, p. 36)...

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