|Type||Standard Implementation/Specification||Standards Process Maturity||Implementation Maturity||Adoption Level||Federally required||Cost||Test Tool Availability|
|Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration||Applicable Value Set(s) and Starter Set(s)|
The National Drug Code (NDC) should have an Adoption Level of 5 and Federally Required should be a Yes. It is mandated under HIPAA.
SNOMED is not currently used. NCPDP Standards would need to be modified to support SNOMED.
Medication Reference Terminology (MED-RT) is not currently used. NCPDP Standards would need to be modified to support MED-RT.
Thank you for your comments. We acknowledge the federal requirement to include NDC on CMS 1500 claim form. With respect to adoption level, we would appreciate your comments on level of adoption and use of NDC within existing health IT systems.