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DISPENSING (DAW) CODES

DAW 0

NO DISPENSE AS WRITTEN (Substitution Allowed)

(or no product selection indicated)

Use the DAW 0 code when dispensing a generic drug; that is, when no party (i.e., neither Prescribing Provider, nor pharmacist, nor Participant) requests the branded version of a multi-source product.

Use the DAW 0 code when dispensing a multi-source generic, even if the Prescribing Provider indicates the DAW code for the generic product and does not specify a manufacturer.

Also, use the DAW 0 code when dispensing single-source brands (e.g., Lipitor), because generic substitution is not possible.

DAW 1

PHYSICIAN writes DISPENSE AS WRITTEN

Use when the Prescribing Provider specifies the branded version of a drug on the hard copy prescription or in the orally communicated

instructions.

If Participant requests brand, and it is not a Prescribing Provider-initiated instruction, transmit the DAW 2 code. (See following instruction.)

DAW 2

PATIENT REQUESTED

Use this code when the Participant requested the branded drug even though the original prescription did not indicate "Dispense As Written".

DAW 3

PHARMACIST SELECTED BRAND

DAW 4

GENERIC NOT IN STOCK

DAW 5

BRAND DISPENSED, PRICED AS GENERIC

Use when dispensing a brand as a generic.

Claims submitted with DAW 5 will be reimbursed at the generic price.

DAW 6

OVERRIDE

DAW 7

SUBSTITUTION NOT ALLOWED; BRAND MANDATED BY LAW

DAW 8

GENERIC NOT AVAILABLE

DAW 9

OTHER